12 Celebrities Who Kept Their Health Problems a Secret for Years

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Celebrities have acquired an almost notorious reputation for being pretty open with the details of their private lives. Sometimes, it even crossed into the territory of over-sharing, at which point it’s likely the center of an episode on said celebrity’s reality show on E! Network.

However, not ALL celebrities in Hollywood share this inclination. There are actually a bunch of relatively private ones. (You know, considering that they live their lives on the opposite end of paparazzi and iPhone cameras.) There are a lot of details about them that we don’t know, and others that we’d never have known had they not shared it willingly. Like, for example, the unfortunate illnesses that some of them live with. Since you can’t always see sickness, these 12 celebrities were able to keep their health problems hidden from the public for literal YEARS: