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Famous people with multiple sclerosis

Updated 2210 GMT (0610 HKT) February 27, 2019
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Actress Selma Blair was diagnosed with MS in 2018 but said her symptoms started after the birth of her son in 2011. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images
Comedian, actor, and voice actor Jonathan Katz said he initially began experiencing MS symptoms in 1996. Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images
TV personality Jack Osbourne was diagnosed with MS in 2012, just weeks after the birth of his daughter. Larry Busacca/NARAS/Getty Images
"Sopranos" actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler, 34, revealed that she has multiple sclerosis in People magazine. She told the magazine she was diagnosed with the disease when she was 20. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Art of Elysium
NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne announced that he was diagnosed in 2013. The chronic disease affects the central nervous system, often causing pain, numbness in the limbs and a loss of vision. Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Actress Teri Garr was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999. Garr might be best known for her roles in the iconic 1980s films "Mr. Mom" and "Tootsie." Columbia Pictures Industries
It has been more than 15 years since musician Clay Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He says he's learned to manage his condition by eating a healthy diet, exercising and taking his medication. Ethan Miller/ACMA/Getty Images
Josh Harding, formerly a goaltender with the NHL's Minnesota Wild, was diagnosed with MS at the age of 28. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Singer Alan Osmond, left, and his son David Osmond both live with multiple sclerosis. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1997. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images
Talk-show host Montel Williams was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999. Williams said then that he had been misdiagnosed for 10 years. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Noah "40" Shebib, a Canadian hip-hop producer who has collaborated with artists such as Drake and Lil Wayne, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in his early 20s. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
David Lander, left, who played Squiggy on TV's "Laverne & Shirley," hid his diagnosis for 15 years "primarily because I didn't think show business would embrace the fact that I have a chronic disease known as multiple sclerosis," he said in a 2001 interview with CNN. ABC Photo Archives/ABC/Getty Images
Ann Romney, wife of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was diagnosed with MS in 1998. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Ten years ago, singer Tamia Hill was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She has recorded four albums since. Jason Kempin/Getty Images
Chris Wright was the first-known NBA player with multiple sclerosis. The former Dallas Maverick now plays professionally in Israel. Brandon Wade/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT/Getty Images