30+ Famous People with Hepatitis C

List of famous people with Hepatitis C ranked by fame and popularity. Hepatitis C is an infectious disease that affects an individual’s liver. The disease can lead to cirrhosis, which can develop into liver failure or liver cancer. Hepatitis C is spread by blood-to-blood contact, and there is currently no vaccine against the disease. Hepatitis C can be treated, and in rare cases, the infection can clear without undergoing any treatment.

Who is the most famous person with Hepatitis C? tops our list. The “Baywatch” beauty claims that she contracted the disease after sharing a tattoo needle with her ex-husband, Tommy Lee. Lee denies that he has Hepatitis C. “American Pie” actress Natasha Lyonne was on death’s door when she was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and a collapsed lung. Lyonne has struggled with drug use and addiction, but she is now back to work on “Orange is the New Black.”

Several famous musicians have also been diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richard’s had the disease, but claims that he cured himself. Grateful Dead co-founder Phil Lesh underwent a liver transplant to treat his Hepatitis C, as did David Crosby. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ frontman Anthony Keidis contracted the Hep C because of his drug use.

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson claims that she contracted Hepatitis C after sharing a tattoo needle with her ex-husband Tommy Lee. Lee denies that he has the disease.

Steven Tyler

In 2003, Steven Tyler was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. He underwent 11 months of treatment.

Keith Richards

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards had Hepatitis C, but he says that he cured it “just by being me.”

Naomi Judd

Naomi Judd has Hepatitis C, and her foundation has raised millions of dollars for the American Liver Foundation.

Jim Nabors

“Andy Griffith Show” star Jim Nabors received a liver transplant after contracting Hepatitis C.

Anthony Kiedis

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ frontman Anthony Kiedis contracted Hepatitis C from his drug use.

Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2008. It is believed that her drug use is the cause of her disease.

Allen Ginsberg

“Howl” poet Allen Ginsberg died of liver cancer after living with Hepatitis C for many years.

Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and a collapsed lung in 2005.

Evel Knievel

Daredevil Evel Knievel received a liver transplant because of his Hepatitis C.

Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman’s Hepatitis C diagnoses caused the Allman Brothers Band to cancel their 2008 appearance at the Bonnaroo music festival.

Etta James

Singer Etta James suffered from Hepatitis C for many years leading up to her death, which was due to leukemia.

Jack Kevorkian

The doctor famous for assisted suicides, Jack Kevorkian, contracted Hepatitis C when he was working as a medic in the Vietnam War.

Linda Lovelace

Linda Lovelace contracted Hepatitis C from receiving a blood transfusion after she got into a horrible car accident.

Billy Graham

Wrestler Billy Graham thinks that he contracted Hepatitis C through blood contact with his opponents in the ring.

Jim Carroll

Basketball Diaries author Jim Carroll died in 2009 due to complications with Hepatitis C and pneumonia.

David Crosby

David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young fame, underwent a liver transplant to treat his Hepatitis C.

Anita Pallenberg

Model Anita Pallenberg has Hepatitis C, as does the father of two of her children, Keith Richards.

James Earl Ray

Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassin, James Earl Ray, died of liver disease due to complications with Hepatitis C.

Mickey Mantle

Baseball great Mickey Mantle received a liver transplant to treat his Hepatitis C and liver cancer, but he died the same year he received the treatment.

Marianne Faithfull

Another Rolling Stones groupie, Marianne Faithfull, was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in the 90s.

Ken Watanabe

Ken Watanabe contracted Hepatitis C when he underwent a blood transfusion to treat leukemia.

Dusty Hill

ZZ top bassist, Dusty Hill, was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2000. He underwent treatment and is back to his business of rock’n roll.

Robert Schimmel

Comedian Robert Schimmel contracted Hepatitis C from a blood transfusion that he was given while he was in the Air Force.

Ken Kesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest author died of liver failure due to Hepatitis C and cancer.

Chuck Negron

Three Dog Night frontman Chuck Negron contracted Hepatitis C from his years of drug use.

Rockets Redglare

Comedian Rockets Redglare died from complications due to liver failure and Hepatitis C.

Christopher Lawford

Christopher Lawford was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2000.

Hubert Selby, Jr.

Last Exit to Brooklyn author Hubert Selby Jr. contracted Hepatitis C when he was being treated for tuberculosis.

Willy DeVille

Punk rock pioneer Willy DeVille was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2009.

Phil Lesh

Grateful Dead co-founder Phil Lesh received a liver transplant to treat his Hepatitis C.

Stew Albert

“Yippies” co-founder Stew Albert died of liver cancer and Hepatitis C.

Chet Helms

Music producer Chet Helms died while he was receiving treatment for Hepatitis C.
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