7 Famous Personalities With Ulcerative Colitis

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can strike anyone at any time and being a celebrity does not make you immune. We've compiled a list of seven famous personalities who suffer from ulcerative colitis using information from health.com and everydayhealth.com. Discover six of the best apps for chronic illness management. Marvin Bush The youngest son of President George H.W. Bush, Marvin Bush was 28 when he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 1985. Bush used his famous name to raise awareness of the condition and in 1990, became an advocate and spokesperson for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Bush's UC was so severe he needed to have part of his colon removed and an ostomy bag fitted. Fernando Pisani  The now-retired hockey player is most remembered for the time he spent with the Edmonton Oilers, though he did play a season with the Chicago Blackhawks. Pisani was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2005 and two years later the disease began to wreak havoc on his health. Pisani admitted that he needed to go to the bathroom more than 30 times a day and lost 40 pounds. He managed to get his condition under control with steroids and biologic medications. Amy Brenneman Actress Amy Brenneman is an Emmy award-winning actress famous for her roles in several TV shows including Private Practice, Judging Amy, and The Leftovers. She was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis during her second pregnancy and in 2010 underwent an operation to remove her colon. Brenneman is also an active spokeswoman for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Discover Some Things You Might Not Know About Ostomy Surgery Casey Abrams Casey Abrams shot to fame on the reality talent show American Idol when he was 20 years old. The jazz singer was missing
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