Globe-trotting movie star and activist Angelina Jolie – anemic and facing the specter of her cancer returning – is on the brink of death!
Literally wasting away right before the eyes of her grief-stricken family and the entire world, her condition is so grave husband Brad Pitt and their six children fear she will be dead within a few years.
Angie, 40, refuses to eat and has deteriorated to a mere 83 pounds, insiders told The National ENQUIRER. Shocking photos show the star’s saggy, haggard skin, and her hair is falling out. “She looks cachexic – pale and exhausted,”
Dr. Stuart Fischer, a prominent New York internist, told The ENQUIRER. Cachexia, or wasting syndrome, includes weight loss, muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness and loss of appetite – and it dramatically increases the chances of death from any underlying condition.
A medical expert told The ENQUIRER cachexia physically weakens patients to the point of immobility. And, most terrifying of all, response to standard treatment is usually poor.
“It’s a positive risk factor for death!” said the expert.
ngie is driving herself to an early grave,” said an insider close to the Oscar-winning beauty. “She’s wasting away, not eating and pushing herself beyond the limit!
“Her eyes are sunken in, and her veins and her bones are bulging. She looks like a walking corpse!”
A big part of the problem: Angie is focused on her work on behalf of the U.N. and refugees around the world – and not on her own well-being. She was on a humanitarian trip to Myanmar earlier this month, where she toured some of the horrid conditions facing female workers.
To further rattle Angie’s frame of mind, doctors also hit her with the frightening news that, despite two major surgeries, she may still face a cancer battle, sources told The ENQUIRER.
“Angie is playing with fire,” an insider said. “Her doctors have warned her that she’s a prime candidate to develop cancer, yet she refuses to give up her addiction to nicotine, putting herself at risk of lung cancer. Besides that, she’s stressed to the max because she won’t slow down her hectic lifestyle.”
After genetic tests indicated Angie had a high risk of breast and ovarian cancer, the mother of six had a double mastectomy in 2013, telling her family she didn’t want to die. Since then, she’s also had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.
However, “these days Angie seems to be flirting with death,” a second inside source said. “Sometimes she goes a whole day without eating a solid meal, and other days she sleeps until late afternoon because she’s so worn out.
“Friends worry that she could have as little as two years left to live.”
Those fears are totally realistic, doctors agree. Based on information Angie has provided publicly, an independent longevity analysis conducted by The ENQUIRER showed the star may not live to see her 42nd birthday on June 4, 2017.
Medical experts, who have not treated the actress, warn that 5-foot-7 Angie ideally should weigh between 130 and 140 pounds.
Angie’s body mass index “is well below normal,” Dr. Arthur Wisot, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA, told The ENQUIRER.
“When you are very thin, you can burn through physical energy, as well as emotional and mental energy, very quickly,” Tara Gidus, team dietitian for the Orlando Magic basketball team, explained to The ENQUIRER.
She also has an increased risk of “heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women,” Dr. Gabe Mirkin, co-author of “The Healthy Heart Miracle,” said.
To further complicate matters, Angie’s latest surgery triggered early menopause – and new physical and emotional problems.
“Angelina has said she’s taking hormone replacements, but declining hormone levels can contribute to hair loss and weight loss,” Dr. Jerome Spunberg, a board-certified radiation oncologist in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., told The ENQUIRER.
Angie displayed a distinct bald patch on April 3 in Los Angeles.
“The kids see Angie’s hair loss and how sickly she looks, and it scares them to their core,” according to the source.
“They’ve asked Brad if Mommy is going to die. He tells them, no, that their mother went to the doctor to fix things so she won’t die.
“But it’s a frightening time for them. Until Angie gets serious about her health, her kids – as well as Brad – live in fear that she’ll be dead within a few years!”
“Her charity work is praiseworthy but, her health can be imperiled,” said Dr. Fischer. “Please slow down, Angelina. The world needs you!”