Mold Exposure Can Cause Lyme Disease: Six Celebrities Who Are Affected By The Illness

Exposure to a large number of mold spores may cause allergic symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, itching, coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, headache, and fatigue. Repeated exposure to mold can increase a person’s sensitivity, causing more severe allergic reactions. Many experts agree that if you are a patient being treated for chronic Lyme disease, but are not getting better, underlying mold toxicity could be at fault.

An estimated 476,000 Americans contract Lyme disease annually, including a number of famous faces. Here is a list of some celebrities with Lyme disease.

Justin Bieber

After fans started bullying him about his appearance, the singer, former teenage heartthrob, and husband to model Hailey came forward on Instagram (with a since-removed post) about his Lyme disease diagnosis in 2020. He stated that while a lot of people kept complaining about his looks, they failed to realize that he had been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease. He admitted that it has been a rough couple of years but getting the right treatment will help, and he will be back and better than ever.

Ben Stiller

Stiller is one of the fortunate ones who may have benefitted from early detection and treatment. He was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2010. He told The Hollywood Reporter that he got it in Nantucket, Mass, a couple of years ago. Stating that his knee became inflamed and he couldn’t figure out what it was, until they then found out it was Lyme. He also stated that he is symptom free now, admitting that it was really a tough experience for him.

Kelly Osbourne

The talk show host and reality star Kelly Osbourne was bitten by a tick, at dad Ozzy’s surprise outdoor birthday party in 2004, which resulted in symptoms such as a sore throat, abdominal pain, and seizures for a decade before she got a proper Lyme disease diagnosis. She stated how much she trusts her intuition and how she has learnt to advocate for herself when it comes to her health. Osbourne’s extensive drug regimen led to a cycle of depression, anxiety, and ultimately treatment for those symptoms, too.

Shania Twain

Twain opened up about her frightening bout with Lyme disease in her Netflix documentary Not Just a Girl. The condition which happened while she was touring in the early 2000s impacted her vocal cords and ability to sing. The country music legend Shania Twain disclosed that she was horseback riding when she was bit by a tick that was infected with Lyme disease.

Alec Baldwin

The 30 Rock and SNL star was bitten by a tick more than 20 years ago, and for five summers after that, he was bedridden with a high fever. When speaking to People about his experience with Lyme disease, Baldwin admitted that he really thought he was not going to live.

Avril Lavigne

Speaking to People for a 2015 cover story, the Canadian singer-songwriter told readers that she had been battling Lyme disease for a year. She admitted that she had no idea a bug bite could be that serious, stating that she had been bedridden for five months.

Lavigne, who traces her disease to a tick bite, said she must have received it sometime in 2014.

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