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Guess Who Has IBD?

Actors, sports heroes, U.S. Presidents, and even Kings have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
  1. Sports Figures Who Have IBD (9)

Alfred, King of Wessex (871-899)
Even kings have IBD. Alfred The Great was ill most of his life with what is now thought to be Crohn's Disease.

Ally Bain, IBD Activist
The "Ally" behind "Ally's Law" was diagnosed with Crohn's disease as a tween, and became an activist for people with IBD.

Anastacia Kirkland, Singer
Since the age of 13, Anastacia, an award-winning singer, has battled Crohn's disease and other problems.

Casey Abrams - Musician, Singer
Casey Abrams, a contestant on American Idol, is a musician and singer who also has ulcerative colitis.

Dwight David Eisenhower
The 34th President of the United States, Dwight David Eisenhower, dealt with Crohn's Disease during his presidency.

Gregory Itzin
An actor who is best-known for his role on the hit TV show "24" has publicly said that he has ulcerative colitis.

James Redford
James Redford, son of actor Robert Redford, was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of 15. He subsequently developed liver disease and received two liver transplants.

John York, actor
John York, best known for playing Mac Scorpio on General Hospital, was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age 17.

Marvin Bush
Marvin Bush, the youngest son of former President George H.W. Bush, and the younger brother of President George W. Bush, was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of 29.

Mary Ann Mobley, former Miss America
Mary Ann Mobley, a former Miss America, has Crohn's Disease.

Maurice Gibb Dies at 53
Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees died unexpectedly after complications of a twisted intestine at age 53.

Mike McCready, Lead Guitarist for Pearl Jam
Mike McCready, lead guitarist for rock group Pearl Jam suffers from Crohn's disease.

Nicky Hopkins, "Session Man"
Pianist Nicky Hopkins, who has more than 500 album credits in his career, also suffered from Crohn’s disease.

Peter Neilsen, Former Mr USA
Peter Neilsen, former Mr. USA and fitness trainer to the stars, was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at age 15.

Screenwriter Dan O'Bannon
Successful hollywood screenwriter Dan O'Bannon suffered from Crohn's disease.

Ken Baumann, Actor
An actor from The Secret Life of the American Teenager, who has Crohn's disease, once had surgery to repair an abscess and a perforation.

Dynamo, Magician With Crohn's Disease
An illusionist from the UK, Dynamo, has Crohn's disease.

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