7 Celebrities Who Were Diagnosed With the Same Lifelong Illness

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Got the news today, doctors said I had to stay a little bit longer and I’ll be fine,” Nick Jonas croons in the Jonas Brothers‘ 2008 hit song “A Little Bit Longer,” which he emotionally wrote about his longtime battle with type 1 diabetes. The 23-year-old singer was diagnosed with the disease in 2005 when he was just 13 years old. Since NJ went public with the diagnosis in 2007, he has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the illness and be a positive influence to the thousands of others who also suffer from diabetes. But while Nick is perhaps the most well-known diabetic celebrity, he’s definitely not the only one.

In fact, the list of stars who also have type 1 diabetes include one of your Nickelodeon favorites, two very successful American Idol contestants, and a former Miss Universe winner. Click through the gallery below to see which celebrities battle the chronic illness every day of their lives.

7 Celebs Who Have the Same Life-Threatening Illness