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20 Famous People You Probably Don’t Know Have Scoliosis

Scoliosis may be a lot more prevalent than you think! This disease occurs when the spine curves in an abnormal way to the side, rather than straight and vertically downward. This can cause a rounded b

Scoliosis may be a lot more prevalent than you think! This disease occurs when the spine curves in an abnormal way to the side, rather than straight and vertically downward. This can cause a rounded back that is hard to support while sitting or standing, and can lead to back pain and mild to severe discomfort. There are varying levels of scoliosis and some people are born with the condition while others develop it over time.

Here is our list of 20 Famous People You Probably Don’t Know Have Scoliosis. These celebs have been diagnosed with the disease and have either received enough help to combat it or are still taking steps to keep it in check. You wouldn’t know it from looking at these successful and healthy-looking stars, but being famous does not make you immune to developing health issues. We all know that too well!

From athletes and singers to actors and dancers, these entertainers have been doing stretches, exercising, and wearing back braces to help with their scoliosis. Their reasons for getting it are varied: trauma to the bones, an unknown cause, or diagnosis at birth. Only 2-3% of the adolescents in the United States have scoliosis, but here are 20 celebs that you may never have suspected.

20 Sarah Michelle Gellar

19 Usain Bolt

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18 Rebecca Romijn

17 Elizabeth Taylor

16 Kurt Cobain

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15 Shailene Woodley

14 Chloe Sevigny

13 Daryl Hannah

12 Liza Minnelli

11 Yo-Yo Ma

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10 Laura Dern

9 Rene Russo

8 Vanessa Williams

7 Douglas MacArthur

6 Lourdes Leon

5 Isabella Rossellini

4 John Lydon

3 Ashley Argota

2 Jessica Andrews

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1 Michael McCary

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Michael McCary was one of the guys who was part of Boyz II Men. He actually had to leave the group because he just could not handle the moving around and dancing anymore. It was all because of his scoliosis, which led to debilitating back pain and chronic discomfort. When his symptoms would not ease up, he had no choice but to exit Boyz II Men and get more help for his back pain. You just never know who is going to be afflicted with scoliosis next, and it really can take a huge chunk out of your time, your craft, and your relationships. Even celebs get taken out sometimes, but they keep fighting, like Michael McCary!

Sources: dailymail.co.uk, telegraph.co.uk, scoliosis.org

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