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15 Well Known Celebrities With Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a familiar nervous system sickness. It shows symptoms like disorder in movement, tremor, swollen in joints, joint inflammation. These symptoms are not visible at the early stages; after some time, it worsens and becomes visible. Many celebrities suffered from Parkinson’s disease and told the audience about their Parkinson’s journey, condition, and treatments.

Muhammad Ali


Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali is a well-known personality and known as the champion of peoples. He is a professional boxer of America, a very great character in history.

He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the year 1984 after three years of his retirement from boxing.

He contributes to funds for Parkinson’s disease researches and treatments. He also works for Parkinson’s foundation, aware people about Parkinson’s disease, and helped build the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s center located in Phoenix, AZ. Muhammad Ali died in year June 2016, fighting Parkinson’s disease. But he always alive in people’s hearts.

Alan Alda

Alan Alda is one of the famous personalities. He is an actor, director, and author. He is very famous for playing Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series M*A*S*H*. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the year 2015 but he announced this news in public in the year 2018.

Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly is a comedian and film actor; he visited the doctor because his one fan told him that his non-usual gait might be a symptom of Parkinson’s disease. He is now fine and working on different projects.

George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush was the 41st president of the US and became a two-time vice president diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease for many years. But he kept fighting with Parkinson’s symptoms. He died at the age of 94 after living with vascular parkinsonism for many years.

George H.W. Bush

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox is an actor and philanthropist. He is well known for spreading awareness about Parkinson’s disease worldwide. He won many awards, but due to Parkinson’s disease, he left his work for ten years. He was very young when he comes to know about this disease.

In the year 1991, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In 1998, the Canadian native came to know about his Parkinson’s disease and announced his condition in public.

Afterward, he researches Parkinson’s disease and builds a foundation for Parkinson’s researches. Today this foundation is treating many Parkinson’s disease patients.

He always takes his disease positively.

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond is a singer and lyricist of famous songs, “I’m a believer” and “Sweet Caroline.” People know about his Parkinson’s disease when he canceled his third visit on the occasion of his 50th anniversary. His fans donate tickets to Parkinson’s research in his love. Diamond is still working on songs.

Brain Grant

Brain grant is a basketball player. He comes to know about Parkinson at the age of 36 when he retires from basketball professional after 12 years. He takes it positively, fights with this disease, and builds a center Brian Grant foundation for other people who are struggling with Parkinson’s disease.

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson is a politician who works to raise other people’s voices and works for people betterment from 1960. In November 2017, Martin Luther King Jr announced his Parkinson disease.

Ian Holm

Ian Holm is an actor British and suffers from Parkinson for many years. He received many awards for his incredible acting; he works in more than 100 films and plays many TV roles. He died in the year 2020 at the age of 88 in England from Parkinson’s disease.

Bob Hoskins

Bob Hoskins is a talented actor in London. He is well known for the role “pennies from heaven, ” hook,” and much more. He received many awards and investigated with Parkinson in the year 2011 and leave acting. He died at the age of 71 due to pneumonia.

Dave Jennings

Dave Jennings was a US footballer who played in many well-known leagues like the New York Giants, the national football league, and much more. He is a broadcaster for the audience, hides his disease from the public, and handles his illness personally, and after some time, he shares his story with the public. Jennings died in the year 2013 at the age of 61.

Leonard Maltin

Leonard Maltin is a famous author who serves in a various film script, book author, and critics. He plays a significant role in Hollywood and plays a role in films and TV as a guest. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the year 2015.

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne was investigating Parkinson’s disease in 2019. The news announced to the audience during an interview in “Good Morning America” by Robin Roberts on January 21, 2020.

Ozzy Osbourne

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II was born in Wadowice, Poland. The first non-Italian pope in the history of 400 years, appointed in the year 1978, visited around 100 countries and worked for people’s rights for approximately 25 years. He was investigated for Parkinson in the year 2001 and died in 2005.

Davis Phinney

Davis Phinney is a professional rider who takes part in cycling racings. He won 328 races in the 90s and made a record in the history of the US. Davis serves in media after his retirement. He very young when diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the year 2000 but able to successfully delay the progression of Parkinson’s Disease with different exercises and physical activities.

He was a bronze medalist in the Olympics and encouraged other people and inspired people who suffered from PD, and built a foundation known as Davis Phinney Foundation.


These above are well-known personalities who suffered from Parkinson’s disease. Still, they are all a great inspiration and encourage people to live happily and work for the people’s future having Parkinson’s disease. Many of them build a center for the betterment of this disease patients.

I salute them and thank them all for contributing to the works of humanity.

Thank you; we love you, <3!

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