Lupus is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s defence system produces antibodies that attack your own tissues
Causing inflammation as opposed to the immune system protecting the body from infections.
Statistics show the disease is nine times as common in women as in men and more prevalent in younger people.
Only about one in 15 cases begin after the age of 50 and tend to be less severe.
Here are celebs who have Lupus.
1. Selena Gomez
The ailment left the actress hospitalized and she had to undergo kidney transplant.
2. Lady Gaga
Although having never shown symptoms, this American singer, songwriter, and actress tested borderline positive for lupus in 2010.
3. Toni Braxton
This Grammy award–winning singer has openly struggled with lupus since 2011.
4. Nick Cannon
Diagnosed in 2012, Nick Cannon first experienced severe symptoms of lupus, including kidney failure and blood clots in his lung.
This award-winning English singer/songwriter first showed signs of a specific type of lupus called discoid lupus erythematous at age 23 with the emergence of facial scarring.
Although he’s not as outspoken about lupus as other celebrities living with the disease, Seal often talks about his art and music as a means through which to channel pain and suffering.