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Ashton Kutcher tells how a “super rare” disease left him unable to see, hear or walk

The actor affirms that he feels “lucky to be alive”.

American actor Ashton Kutcher, 44, revealed in a preview of National Geographic’s ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge’ that about 2 years ago he had “a strange and super rare form of vasculitis” that seriously affected his organs of perception and balance.

He acknowledged that the autoimmune disease, which left him without the ability to see, hear and walk, taught him to appreciate what he had in his life. Kutcher added that “I didn’t know if I was going to be able to see again if I was going to be able to hear again. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to walk again. I feel lucky to be alive.” 

After recovering, the actor changed his attitude towards life: now he perceives every challenge as a lesson of life and believes that in this way “you begin to navigate above your problems instead of living below them”. Vasculitis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the blood vessels of both specific and general organs. According to Kutcher, the recovery took almost a year.

Another strange case

Previously another movie star, Brad Pitt, counted in an interview with GQ that he cannot distinguish and recognize people’s faces. Despite the absence of a medical diagnosis, the actor believes that he has an extremely rare disease, prosopagnosia or facial blindness. Pitt explained that “nobody believes me”, and added that he wants to remember the faces of his acquaintances, but he can’t do anything. people with the ability to recognize not only others, but themselves, both in the mirror and in photographs.


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