Ashton Kutcher: "I'm lucky to be alive"

Vasculitis is a clinical-pathological process characterized by inflammation and destruction of blood vessels.

Aug 8, 2022 - 19:02
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Ashton Kutcher: "I'm lucky to be alive"

Ashton Kutcher revealed that he has been battling an autoimmune disease for two years. In the new Bear Grylls show, the actor revealed that two years ago he was diagnosed with a rare type of vasculitis, an autoimmune disease of blood vessels.

"About two years ago, I got a super rare form of vasculitis that weakened my vision and hearing and completely threw me off balance," said the actor. He added that he only now sees how difficult that period was.

"I didn't know if my sight would return, I didn't know if my hearing would return, I didn't know if I would be able to walk again. I am happy to be alive," he said. He said that the disease taught him to approach life in a different way.

"Life becomes fun when you realize that obstacles actually give you what you need in life. Then you start surfing your problems instead of living under them," said the actor.

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What is vasculitis and what are the symptoms?

Vasculitis is a clinical-pathological process characterized by inflammation and destruction of blood vessels. The disease is most likely caused by a number of different factors. There is a hereditary gene, but also infections. These diseases are not contagious and their occurrence cannot be prevented.

Clinical pictures vary from elevated temperature, weight loss, and pain in the lower legs, to rapid heartbeat, arrhythmias, pain in the abdomen, muscle weakness, allergic changes that can occur on the skin, and damage to the blood vessels in the eye can lead to vision loss. Treatment is long-term.

By the way, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, the married couple who met on the original ‘That '70s Show’ in 1998, are set to reprise their roles as Kelso and Jackie in the upcoming Netflix spin-off, ‘That '90s Show’.

Ashton Kutcher recently, in an interview on the occasion of the premiere of the film ‘Vengeance’, revealed that the new episodes of this iconic series have already been filmed. The new series will be broadcast on Netflix, and Ashton stated that the reunion itself with the whole team was unreal.

"It was really nostalgic to be back on set," he said. "It's all the same people who made the '70s series famous, so it was quite bizarre."

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