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Celebrities Who Have Celiac Disease

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You never would have guessed these celebrities have Celiac disease and/or gluten intolerance.

15. Elizabeth Hasselbeck

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15. Elizabeth Hasselbeck

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She discovered she had Celiac disease by eliminating all gluten from her diet. She felt better and doctors finally diagnosed her with Celiac disease.

14. Drew Brees

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14. Drew Brees

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Drew Brees, the quarterback for the Saints, has Celiac disease. He didn’t let it stop him from throwing for over 5,000 yards in 2011.

13. Zooey Deschanel

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13. Zooey Deschanel

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She is gluten-free because of Celiac disease. She now goes on cooking shows to show recipes that she eats to help others.

12. Jessica Simpson

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12. Jessica Simpson

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Jessica Simpson has a gluten intolerance. When she eats it, she suffers from severe inflammation and ulcers in her stomach.

11. Emmy Rossum

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11. Emmy Rossum

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She has Celiac disease which she revealed to the world on her 22nd birthday. While on MTV News, they gave her a cupcake, but she could only eat the frosting because of her disease.

10. Susie Essman

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10. Susie Essman

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Co-star of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Susie Essman, has Celiac disease. Along with not eating gluten, she doesn’t eat any kind of meat because she doesn’t like the taste.

9. Billy Bob Thornton

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9. Billy Bob Thornton

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He has a gluten intolerance along with a shellfish allergy. Plus, he is also lactose intolerant.

8. Keith Olbermann

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8. Keith Olbermann

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Keith Olbermann has Celiac disease and restless leg syndrome. So he can’t eat gluten and his legs feel like spiders are crawling on them.

7. Cedric Benson

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7. Cedric Benson

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The famous former running back for the Bengals has Celiac disease. He was diagnosed before he ever became a professional football player.

6. Jennifer Esposito

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6. Jennifer Esposito

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Actress Jennifer Esposito has Celiac disease and is very outspoken about being gluten-free.

5. Novak Djokovic

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5. Novak Djokovic

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The famous tennis player has a gluten intolerance. He doesn’t let it stop him from winning though.

4. Victoria Beckham

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4. Victoria Beckham

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Victoria Beckham has a gluten intolerance. She maintains a gluten-free lifestyle and says it helps her stay fit.

3. Amy Yoder Begley

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3. Amy Yoder Begley

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Amy is an Olympic runner and has gluten intolerance, which was diagnosed in 2005. She eats a gluten-free diet and trains normally.

2. Heidi Collins

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2. Heidi Collins

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Heidi Collins is an anchor for CNN and has Celiac disease. Having suffered for 20 years, once she was diagnosed, she finally felt better after cutting gluten from her diet.

1. Dana Vollmer

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1. Dana Vollmer

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Another Olympian with gluten intolerance is Dana Vollmer. She swims for the U.S. team and won the gold medal in 2011.

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