Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Battling Medical Conditions
Four years ago, musician Art Alexakis was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after a car accident (which had nothing to do with the disease). Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder which involves the coating around nerve fibers getting broken down, and is associated with fatigue, vision problems, and issues with walking, among other things. For Alexakis, the diagnosis explained a lot from the past decade or more of his life: increased forgetfulness during live performances, trouble with running and walking, a higher sensitivity to temperatures. The Everclear frontman went public with his diagnosis to reassure his fans that he hadn’t slipped back into addiction. Alexakis is on medication and still touring and writing music.