Ashton Kutcher, American actor, host and comedian, revealed in advance for the program Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge, of National Geographic, who two years ago had “a strange and super rare form of vasculitis.”
The vasculitis seriously affected his vision, hearing, and sense of balance. However, the 44-year-old artist claimed that this taught him to appreciate what he had in life.
Kutcher revealed that two years ago he was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, which causes inflammation in the blood vessels, limiting blood circulation. His body was so affected that the star of The butterfly Effect I couldn’t see or hear.
About two years ago, I had a very rare and super rare form of vasculitis that left me without vision, destroyed my hearing, destroyed my entire balance. It took me a year to recover. You don’t appreciate the things you have until you lose them. He didn’t know if he would see again, if he would hear again. He didn’t know if he could walk again. I feel lucky to be alive.
Kutcher further stated that, despite the severity of the disease, this episode has brought great lessons to his life:
The moment you begin to see that life’s obstacles were made especially for you, to teach you what you need, then life begins to become fun. You start to navigate above your problems, instead of living below them.
After the unexpected revelation, Kutcher used his social networks to clarify that he is currently well and that he faced the health problem three years ago:
Before there’s a bunch of rumours, talk or whatever out there. Yes, three years ago I had a rare episode of vasculitis. Right after, I had some hearing, vision and balance problems. I fully recovered. Everything’s fine. Forward. See you at the 2022 New York Marathon with Thorn.