It’s important for people suffering from kidney disease to know they’re not alone. Here’s a list of today’s celebrities who have suffered from kidney disease.
Phillip Phillips, singer, chronic kidney stones
Liam Payne, singer for the band, One Direction, born with partially functioning kidney
Sarah Hyland, actress, suffered from kidney dysplasia, recently received a kidney from her father
Peter Burns, singer for the band, Dead or Alive, acute kidney failure caused by several kidney stones
Nick Cannon, singer, actor, suffers from lupus nephritis
Grizzwald Chapman, actor in 30 Rock, kidney failure due to hypertension, transplant recipient
Natalie Cole, singer, kidney failure after treatment for hepatitis C, transplant recipient
Lucy Davis, actress in The Office, kidney failure due to diabetes, transplant recipient
Aron Eisenberg, actor in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, born with one partially functioning kidney, transplant recipient
Sean Elliott, basketball player, suffered from FSGS, transplant recipient
Jennifer Harman, professional poker player, hereditary kidney disease, two-time transplant recipient
Ed Hearn, baseball player, suffered from FSGS, three-time transplant recipient
Ken Howard, actor in 30 Rock, kidney failure caused by a misdiagnosed blockage, transplant recipient
Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby player, kidney failure due to nephrotic syndrome, transplant recipient, now in need of a new transplant
George Lopez, comedian, hereditary kidney disease, transplant recipient
Tracy Morgan, actor in 30 Rock, kidney failure due to diabetes, transplant recipient
Alonzo Mourning, basketball player, suffered from FSGS, transplant recipient
Neil Simon, playwright, suffered from PKD, transplant recipient
Dayna Stephens, jazz musician, diagnosed with FSGS, in need of kidney transplant
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Let’s wipe out kidney disease together!