Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes moderate to even debilitating pain in one or more joints of a person’s body. It comes in many forms and the Center for Disease Control estimates that approximately 50 million Americans currently have some form of the disease.
All time MLB pitching legend Sandy Koufax accomplished a lot in his 11 seasons with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers. He won the World Series a few times, won some Cy Young awards, and made a bunch of all star teams. It was this incredible level of talent that made it such a shame when he retired from baseball at 30 years old due to arthritis still in his prime. Sandy’s left elbow and lower back were simply so arthritic that he had no choice but to move on. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
That means it affects people from every walk of life including the rich and famous. Here are 10 famous people who have struggled with the disease.