5 Iconic Celebrities Who Have Suffered Strokes

5 Iconic Celebrities Who Have Suffered Strokes, Posted by Mike Park on Fri, Aug 02, 2013

The real unconvenient truth about strokes, is that anybody can suffer from them. When I went to the Boston Aphasia Community Group I was shocked to see that even those in their early 20s had strokes and were recovering from them. In fact, strokes can occur at any age, to people of all races, of all sizes, of any ethnicity and of course of any gender. There are many celebrities that have suffered strokes, and many of those times we do not hear about them or do not rememeber.

A stroke should not define you or your life. These are just five examples of people who have not let strokes decide what they could do and who they are. They kept persevering and kept doing the things they wished to do. This is a reality for worldwide stroke survivors everywhere.

Here are a few celebrities and famous people who have suffered a stroke.

The real unconvenient truth about strokes, is that anybody can suffer from them. When I went to the Boston Aphasia Community Group I was shocked to see that even those in their early 20s had strokes and were recovering from them. In fact, strokes can occur at any age, to people of all races, of all sizes, of any ethnicity and of course of any gender. There are many celebrities that have suffered strokes, and many of those times we do not hear about them or do not rememeber. Here are six celebrities and famous people who have suffered a stroke.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower is one of the most important historical figures in US History. Not only was he the 34th President of the United States but he was a five-star general and Supreme Commander of Allied Forces during World War II. Eisenhower had actually suffered a stroke during a Cabinet meeting in 1957, and subsequently suffered with Aphasia. He remained president for another four years and is remembered for having an iconic presidency.

General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower 1947

Dick Clark

One of the most famous radio and television personalities, Dick Clark had huge success with shows such asAmerican Bandstand, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. He suffered a stroke in 2004 but came right back to television several months later. In his reappearance he was very candid and open about his physical condition, acknowledging that recovery was going to be an ongoing process. However, he did not shy away and kept appearing on television for years later.

Dick Clark

Ted Williams

Ted Williams is a baseball Hall of Famer and Boston sporting legend. His 1941 season with the Boston Red Sox netted him a historic .406 batting average. He suffered a stroke in 1994 and and worked on his therapy and recovery from there on. He made sure his condition would never impede his life and kept following and commenting on baseball as well as doing what he loved best; fishing.

Ted Williams

Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone is known by many to be one of the most beautiful actresses of Hollywood, and especially reknown for her roles in Basic Instinct and Casino. She suffered a stroke in 2001 at the young age of 43, but has kept on acting since then.

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Hugh Heffner

Ok, so he is not athlete, actor or even a US President but he is undeniably a successful businessman. Hugh Heffner suffered a stroke in 1985 at age 59, but has since continued to run a thriving publishing business to this day.

Hugh Hefner Glamourcon 2010 resized 600
A stroke should not define you or your life. These are just five examples of people who have not let strokes decide what they could do and who they are. They kept persevering and kept doing the things they wished to do. This is a reality for worldwide stroke survivors everywhere.

Who are other famous stroke survivors you would like to add to this list?

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