Stars live their lives in the public eye — and that’s how they often have to face their deaths, as well! Plenty of major celebrities have shocked their fans by fading away in front of the cameras. The National ENQUIRER has been there to help celebrities reveal their secret health issues, and also give their fans the inside story on the stars’ private struggles. Here are the biggest names reportedly facing their own biggest health issues in their once-glamorous lives…
LIZA MINNELLI has kept fans fearing the worst about her future. In 2016, Liza even frightened her friends after she left a rambling recorded message that seemed to bid farewell to her close pals. A recent photo showed her still confined to a wheelchair, and the “Cabaret” star even seems to be planning her own funeral!
ANGELINA JOLIE left the “Maleficent 2” set in London to attend a 2018 ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral — where the actress shocked locals with her weight loss! Angelina briefly looked like she was rallying from years of health concerns over her alarming diet. But insiders claimed she was suffering from the “all consuming” stress of her brutal custody battle with estranged husband Brad Pitt.
MELANIE GRIFFITH started 2018 showing off her latest look in Austria — with her nose looking better after last being seen with severe scarring from her cancer battle! Just weeks before, Melanie had been still healing from the latest work done in her battle against basal cell carcinoma. The latest look is also a relief after the “Working Girl” star frightened fans by getting caught smoking while still showing signs of her recent surgery!
JOHNNY DEPP sat down with Rolling Stone magazine in a bid to salvage his rotten reputation — but did drugs in front of his interviewer, and bragged about his boozing! The 2018 interview also spurred fears that drinking was harming Depp’s health. The fallen star even complained about a lawsuit saying he spent $30,000 a month on wine. with Johnny boasting that “it was far more!”
JONI MITCHELL is suffering from a variety of health problems — including the bizarre “Morgellons disease” that some experts dismiss as imaginary. Guests at Elton John’s 70th birthday bash in 2017 were shocked by the sight of 73-year-old Joni struggling to rise from her wheelchair outside the gala. “I don’t know if her disease is real or not,” says a horrified fan, “but we need to start facing that Joni won’t be with us much longer!”
“Star Trek” icon NICHELLE NICHOLS was confined to a wheelchair after a stroke robbed her of her mobility on her right side in June 2015 — and The ENQUIRER caught her relying on assistance through 2017. Her rep, however, insists the actress “has never felt better in years” — and has her doctor’s clearance to attend Trek conventions.
VALERIE HARPER has been an inspiration as she’s spent years bravely battling cancer — after fighting showbiz bosses as she went from “Rhoda” to an attempted sitcom comeback. But while her old “Mary Tyler Moore Show” costar Cloris Leachman has kept working into her 90s, Valerie’s family has warned that the drug that’s been a lifesaver for the last four years is losing its effectiveness!
JACK NICHOLSON was reportedly planning a return to the big screen for his first movie in 2010 — but pals have been fearing for his health ever since he hit 357 pounds! Jack shocked his fans when he stepped out to do some Christmas shopping on Dec. 20, 2016, and some insiders were impressed he made it to 80 years old in 2017!
VAL KILMER surprised plenty of Hollywood insiders when he made it back to the set of the “Top Gun” sequel. That’s after having to be dubbed in several movies, and making a video that showed how his voice has been ravaged by deadly throat cancer. He continues to insist that he’s in good health — but The ENQUIRER reported on how he’s also taken the time to heal a long-running rift with his brother!
CHER turned 72 years old in 2018 — and even made it back to the big screen in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” as Meryl Streep’s mother! It was a surprising turn after the rebuilt superstar had reportedly struggled with life-threatening kidney and heart problems. Reporters also had the scoop as Cher managed a deathbed truce with her ailing ex-husband Gregg Allman in his final days.
REGIS PHILBIN is reportedly still hoping for one final stint guest-hosting with Kelly Ripa on “Live,” but insiders have told The ENQUIRER that they fear the forgetful TV icon is showing signs of Alzheimer’s! The beloved TV legend already underwent a triple bypass in 2007, a hip replacement in 2009, the removal of a blood clot in May 2010, and a 2013 operation where stents were put in his arteries to treat peripheral heart disease.
SIDNEY POITIER had to hobble to a birthday bash at a West Hollywood restaurant in 2016, and The ENQUIRER caught the screen legend fighting to remain upright! The screen legend continues to stay away from the spotlight —and joined the old pals who refused to be seen alongside Bill Cosby during the disgraced comic’s rape trials!
TINA TURNER has friends worried that she’s headed for a breakdown after her eldest son, Craig, shot himself dead on July 3, 2018. The “Proud Mary” singer, 78, was already in delicate health when she received the terrible news — and those close to her are afraid that the tragedy may kill her! Tina reportedly suffered a stroke in 2014, and has since rarely appeared in public.
GOLDIE HAWN reportedly had her 2017 comeback with Amy Schumer in “Snatched” rocked by new health concerns over breast cancer. The beloved comedienne was caught out sporting a bandage that medical experts believed showed her having a recent biopsy. Fears for the bubbly blonde exploded again after she was spotted running errands in L.A. on Nov. 8 with another bandage on her left breast.
JOHN MELLENCAMP is driving his girlfriend Meg Ryan crazy by refusing to give up smoking! She’s convinced that the “Jack & Diane” singer will keel over with a heart attack from his very serious habit — but not even an earlier heart attack in 1994 can get him to give up the cigs. Now, said the insider, she’s made him promise to only light up five cigarettes a day.
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN has admitted that her bouts with cancer left her terrified! “Dying scares me,” the “Grease” star said during her first battle with the life-threatening disease in 1992. But in May 2017, the disease returned with a vengeance — spreading to her lower back, and leading to a devastating stage-four cancer diagnosis. Since then, she’s undergone months of both natural and more traditional treatments.
ALAN ALDA bravely went public with being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease — as the “MASH” star joins celebrities including Neil Diamond and Michael J. Fox in battling the progressive disorder of the nervous system. He was diagnosed in 2015, the same year that The ENQUIRER revealed that friends were concerned that the TV legend was looking increasingly haggard during his public appearances. “I didn’t realize it was Alan at first,” said one worried insider after a recent appearance.