Ally Hilfiger – socialite / daughter of fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger – In Aug 2011, at the age of 26, Ally spoke out that she had been battling Lyme Disease for 19yrs & was misdiagnosed for 11 of those yrs. She underwent antibiotics for 7yrs and said she had been feeling completely better fora full year now.
Jami Lynn Sigler - Actress – The “Sopranos” actress contracted Lyme in 2008 in New Jersey and was hospitalized when her legs became paralyzed. “It was such a life-altering experience,” she said. “I realized it could all be taken away in a moment.” Sigler was treated with antibiotics and recovered completely.
Alec Baldwin - Actor – Alec has discussed his experience with Lyme disease with the NY Times, saying his symptoms return annually.
Richard Gere – Actor – Richard had to delay filming Autumn in New York with Winona Ryder when he contracted Lyme. “This is one scary disease,” he said. “I felt as though every ounce of strength had gone from my body. Within hours I could barely lift my head from the pillow.” He was diagnosed and treated quickly.
Yolanda Foster – reality show actress / married to songwriter David Foster - Yolanda recently came forward about her serious battle against Lyme Disease. While receiving an award from the Lyme Research Alliance in April, the fitness and healthy living fanatic said the disease had turned her from a “tough cookie” into “a shell of the woman I used to be.” She is now doing much better after receiving treatment.
Let’s hope more people keep speaking up, so all our voices get louder!"