Monday, April 27, 2009

Famous people with Crohn's Disease

I googled "celebrities with Crohn's". The results were really suprising. I'm amazed at how many famous sports people have crohn's. I don't know about you, but I certainly wouldn't be able to cope with the rigorous training schedule most of these professional athletes undertake. Anyway here is the (by no means definitive) list...

(from Wikipedia)

The following is a list of notable people diagnosed with Crohn's disease.
  • Anastacia, an American pop singer.
  • Allister Carter(Ali Carter), a snooker player. 
  • Claire Chitham, a New Zealand actress.
  • Chris Conley, lead singer and guitarist of the band Saves The Day. 
  • Lew DeWitt, an American country music singer and composer.
  • Kevin Dineen, a former professional ice hockey player.
  • Shannen Doherty, an American actress.
  • Dynamo, an English magician.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States.
  • David Garrard, an American football player.
  • Carrie Grant, a British celebrity vocal coach.
  • Theoren Fleury, a professional ice hockey player.
  • Nicky Hopkins, an English pianist and famed session musician
  • Derrick Jensen, American author and environmental activist
  • Jeremy Mansfield, a South African radio host.
  • Mike McCready, the lead guitarist of the American rock band Pearl Jam.
  • Thomas Menino, the current mayor of Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Mark Millar, a notable Scottish comic book writer. Best known for the Marvel Comics series The Ultimates and Civil War.
  • Mary Ann Mobley, was Miss America in 1959.
  • Heather O'Rourke, child actress, deceased.
  • Daryl Palumbo, the lead singer for the bands Glassjaw and Head Automatica
  • Beth Orton, an English singer-songwriter.
  • Joe Rogan, an American Comedian and Actor. 
  • Jerry Sadowitz, a Scottish comedian.
  • George Steele, an American professional wrestler.
  • Ken Stott, Scottish actor. 
  • Mieczys?aw Weinberg, a Polish Jewish composer.

Steve Redgrave also has UC. That blows me away, he won gold medals at FIVE separate Olympic games.

These famous people had ostomy bags. I'm sure there are 100's more but it's not really the kind of thing a celebrity is going to talk about.
  • Vice President Hubert Humphrey
  • President Dwight Eisenhower,
  • The Queen Mother Elizabeth of Great Britain 
  • Moshe Dayan, former Defense Minister of Israel also had an ostomy.
  • Rolf Bernischke, ex-kicker for the San Diego Chargers has an ileostomy.
  • Senior PGA Golfer Al Geiberger.



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  2. You might want to adjust your description of Jerry Sadowitz to

    "a Scottish comedian and magician".

    He is one of the best card magicians in the world...he just happens to have a 'potty mouth'...