Celebrities are just like us. While they may have fancy cars, personal chefs, and fitness trainers, they can also have the same health conditions as the rest of all of us non-Hollywood types. Hearing that celebs are dealing with symptoms and situations similar to ours can sometimes help us remember we’re not alone. These 15 celebrities have psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis; you may relate to their stories.
Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian West is one of the biggest stars on the planet, and she also lives with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. In an article on her sister Kourtney’s lifestyle website POOSH, Kardashian West told readers that she was 25 when she first began to see symptoms of the autoimmune disorder. She knew what it was almost immediately, because she’d seen her mom Kris Jenner’s symptoms.
She saw a dermatologist and after cortisone injections, she was able to keep her psoriasis at bay for years, until it reemerged in her 30s. “Although the spots are unpredictable, I can always count on my main spot on my lower right leg, which consistently stays flared up. I have learned to live with this spot without using any creams or medication—I just deal.” She goes on to say, “I hope my story can help anyone else with an autoimmune disease feel confident that there is light at the end of the tunnel."