Well Known/Famous CFIDS Sufferers

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Jillian40, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Jillian40

    Jillian40 New Member

    Hi Everyone -

    I've seen similar posts on this.
    Just found a pretty long list on wikipedia
    that I thought I'd share: (Do you have any to add:?)

    Notable sufferers
    Some notable persons who are believed to have suffered from CFS are:

    Michelle Akers, soccer player
    Brian Aldiss, author
    Layne Beachley, professional surfer
    Jennifer Beals, actress, star of Flashdance
    Susan Blackmore, parapsychologist, author
    Howard Bloom, evolutionary psychologist, author
    Cher, pop singer, actress
    Neil Codling, formerly of Suede
    Denise Danks, crime novelist
    Blake Edwards, writer and director of such movies as Breakfast at Tiffany's, 10, and The Pink Panther
    John Fahey, folk guitarist
    Flea, musician
    Florence Nightingale, nursing pioneer
    Clare Francis, international yachtswoman and author
    Johanna Griggs, Commonwealth swimmer (Australian)
    Susan Harris, television writer and producer, who incorporated her experiences into the fifth season of The Golden Girls.
    Anna Hemmings, Britain’s leading female marathon canoeist.
    Laura Hillenbrand, author of the book Seabiscuit: An American Legend, the basis for the film Seabiscuit
    Kelly Holmes, athlete
    Akira Kurosawa, noted Japanese film director
    Blair Hornstine, New Jersey student who sued her school district when it wanted her to share valedictorian honors with a classmate
    Andy Hunt, former British soccer player
    Frank Iero, musician, My Chemical Romance.
    Keith Jarrett, jazz pianist
    Katharine, Duchess of Kent
    Peter Marshall (squash player), Former British No1 Squash Player - Condition described in his biography, 'Shattered-A Champion's Fight Against A Mystery Illness'
    Andrew Oldcorn, golfer
    Henry Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland
    Alastair Lynch, Australian rules footballer
    Stuart Murdoch, of the band Belle & Sebastian
    Gilda Radner, comedian
    Barry Sheen, motorcyclist
    Ali Smith,writer
    Martin Speight, artist and former cricket player, Sussex CCC and Durham CCC.
    Gore Vidal, author
  2. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    I had heard of several of these people on the list, but I didn't know Gilda Radner suffered from it. She was a funny lady.
  3. Slayadragon

    Slayadragon New Member

    I once read a whole book about Gilda Radner's struggle with this, although they only identified the yeast component as being an issue.

    She died of ovarian cancer, which is hypothesized to have been related.
  4. AllWXRider

    AllWXRider New Member

    Although, it has turned several ppl towards researching this dilemma:
    Jacob Teitelbaum M.D., "From Fatigued to Fantastic"
    Brenda Watson, CFS sufferer and Health product entreprenuer
    William Wong N.D., Systemic Enzyme researcher and lecturer
  5. Cinderbug

    Cinderbug New Member

    You can add the famaous singer / songwriter Randy Newman to the list.
    He sang "Short People " in the 70's and wrote many songs for famous singers. He also wrote and sings the theme song to the USA show "monk".
  6. Leenerbups

    Leenerbups New Member

    How interesting! Nice to know you can still accomplish things in life and have this,I wonder how they beat it?


    Add Stevie Nicks to that list too.