We all have those days where we feel like we’ve embodied the entirety of the world’s germ population. Sometimes it’s just a common cold and sometimes it’s a bit more serious…either way, we tend to (always) launch ourselves right into a state of utter hysteria when we google our symptoms and read ‘in serious cases can lead to death…’; subsequently leading to us saying our goodbyes, planning our funeral and really taking life by the b*llocks.
Either way, I think we can all agree that getting sick is the worst!
It doesn’t help when we see Jennifer Aniston looking perfectly preened on the glossy cover of OK! magazine. We just can’t imagine this classy lady having a serious case of the runs…
Not like us poorly peasants…
Only, we forget that celebs are actually just human too with odd-looking pimples in weird places…they just have the benefit of good makeup artists and editors who can zap away bingo wings in an instant. Bam!
So if you’re feeling a bit under the weather today, grab yourself a cuppa (or a nice warm bowl of soup) and get tucked in as we delve into the prescriptions of Hollywood’s brightest stars.
1. Angelina Jolie – Preventative double mastectomy
The stunning Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie, has always been one to set an example to all the women out there and dealing with her own personal challenges has only pushed her to act as a role model.
Angelina discovered that her family carried the BRCA gene, a gene which can later cause cancer. In a bid to take preventative measures, she opted to have ovarian surgery and had a double mastectomy in 2013.
Reportedly, the actress revealed that she had an 87% risk of breast cancer and 50% chance of ovarian cancer. She said:
‘I decided to be proactive and to minimise the risk as much I could.’