Celebrities usually put their best foot forward in the limelight, and sometimes that includes hiding huge parts of their lives. That includes their health, and many celebrities have secretly undergone treatment for different health ailments. Some of that treatment includes marijuana. But then there have been celebrities who went through chemotherapy and surgery due to cancer.
Cancer has affected so many people, threatening their lives and livelihood. But although the battle maybe grueling, it can be won. Here are seven celebrity cancer survivors who have particularly inspirational stories.
1. Michael C. Hall
You probably know him for being the star of Dexter, but you might be shocked that Michael C. Hall had to battle Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was diagnosed in 2010 and kept it a secret while filming the fourth season of the hit show. He then started treatment the day after the season wrapped up.
“To discover that I had the Hodgkin’s was alarming,” the actor told The New York Times, “but at the same time I felt kind of bemused, like: Wow. Huh. How interesting.”
The actor had every intention of keeping his illness a secret but looked noticeably different when accepting his Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama. He had less hair and wore a black cap with his suit. “It’s nice to see colleagues,” said the actor “and for me to show [people] I am doing fine.”
He turned to chemotherapy for treatment, and eventually his cancer went into remission. By the time he started filming his movie, East Fifth Bliss, his hair grew back.