30 Celebrities Who Have Had Bell’s Palsy

List of Celebrities with Bell’s Palsy, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Bell’s palsy (sometimes commonly referred to as Bells palsy) is a condition that causes facial paralysis, where there is no known illness associated with the paralysation. The condition appears quickly, often overnight. Viruses can cause Bell’s palsy and while the paralysation is usually temporary, some individuals permanently lose mobility in part of their face.

Plenty of famous people have suffered from the condition. Who is the most famous person who has suffered from Bell’s palsy. tops our list. The Gravity actor had Bell’s palsy when he was in middle school. In 2003, Clooney spoke to the Daily Mirror about his Bell’s palsy stating, “That was the worst time of my life. You know how cruel kids can be. I was mocked and taunted, but the experience made me stronger.” Clooney has fully recovered from the condition. Other actors who have had Bell’s palsy include The Matador star , Rocky mastermind , and Hustle and Flow actor Terrence Howard.

Comedian Roseanne Barr had Bell’s palsy when she was just three years old. She has fully recovered from the condition. Other famous women who have had Bell’s palsy include Amy Brenneman, , Joe Mantegna, and Jane Greer.

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan had Bell’s palsy in his youth and has since recovered from the condition.

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Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone was born with Bell’s palsy.  The condition has given him his signature slurred speaking style.

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Katie Holmes

The actress and ex-Mrs. Tom Cruise’s signature smirk is a possible side effect of Bell’s Palsy.

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George Clooney

George Clooney struggled with Bell’s palsy when he was in middle school.  He called the period the “worst time of my life.”

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Roseanne Barr

Rosanne Barr struggled with Bell’s palsy when she was just three years old.

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Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader had a case of Bell’s palsy that paralyzed one side of his face for a few months.

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Emily Maynard

As a teenager, the “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” star developed Bell’s palsy, which paralyzed the right side of her face for months.

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Allen Ginsberg

The right side of poet Allen Ginsberg’s face was affected by Bell’s palsy.

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Amy Brenneman

Actress Amy Brenneman has had bouts of Bell’s palsy.

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Terrence Howard

“Hustle and Flow” actor Terrence Howard had Bell’s palsy for several months when he was in high school.

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Ayrton Senna

Race car driver Ayrton Senna had a case of Bell’s palsy in the mid-80s.

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Alexis Denisof

Actor Alexis Denisof was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy during the final season of “Angel.”

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Jim Ross

Wrestling commentator Jim Ross has had several cases of Bell’s palsy.

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Joe Mantegna

“Airheads” actor Joe Mantegna has Bell’s palsy.

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Graeme Garden

British comedian Graeme Garden suffered from a Bell’s palsy episode in 2002.

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Anupam Kher

“Silver Linings Playbook” actor Anupam Kher has had bouts of Bell’s palsy.

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Jane Greer

Actress Jane Greer suffered from Bell’s palsy when she was a teen.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Composer Andre Lloyd Webber suffered from Bell’s palsy back in 2002.

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Rick Savage

Def Leppard bassist Rick Savage had Bell’s palsy in 1994.

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Amy Goodman

Journalist Amy Goodman had an episode of Bell’s palsy in 2007.

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Norm Coleman

Former Senator Norm Coleman was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy in 2009.

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Gordon Lightfoot

Musician Gordon Lightfoot had to stop his tour in 1972 because he had Bell’s palsy.

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Tony Gonzalez

NFL player Tony Gonzalez suffered from Bell’s palsy during the off-season one year.

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Jean Chrétien

Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien had Bell’s palsy in his youth which permanently paralyzed the left side of his face.

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Joseph C. Wilson

Diplomat Joseph C. Wilson suffered from Bell’s palsy.

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Ralph Kiner

Baseball player Ralph Kiner struggled with Bell’s palsy for years.

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Jamey Sheridan

In 2004, Jamey Sheridan suffered from Bell’s palsy, and the condition was written into his show “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.”

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Trenton Hassell

Basketball player Trenton Hassell developed Bell’s palsy in 2008.

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Thomas C. Foley

Businessman and politician Thomas C. Foley was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy in 1994.

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Cliff Pennington

Baseball player Cliff Pennington was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy in 2011.

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Stevie Benton

Drowning Pool musician Stevie Benton was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy in 2007.

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