Many times during your incontinence journey, you might feel like you are alone. Luckily, that isn’t the case. Currently, there are over 25 million Americans who experience some form of incontinence. This condition is much more common that you would think. Thousands of people are becoming aware of their incontinence, and of different treatment methods each day. Among these individuals, there are some celebrities who have opened up about their incontinence to let others know that they are not alone. Though there are many others, here are five celebrities who own their incontinence.
Matriarch of the star-studded Kardashian household, Kris is very vocal about her bladder matters on her reality TV show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Aside from being a television personality, Kris is a published author, as well as a former talk show host. Despite her mass appeal and bright fame, Kris is open about her incontinence, and has no shame in admitting her use of incontinence panties at multiple Hollywood events.
King is famous for his novel collection, which includes numerous popular titles, such as Carrie, Salem’s Lot, and The Shining. King had a bladder cancer scare during which he developed frequent urination. When the issue first occurred, King says that his thoughts were “this is going to be bladder cancer and I’m done for.” He soon discovered that this was a simple urinary tract infection when going in to receive treatment. Though his treatment was totally effective, King keeps incontinence products at his bedside. “You never know when you’re going to need these at my age.”
Samuel L. Jackson
Famous for starring in several successful box-office hits, including Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, and Snakes on a Plane, in his late 40s, Samuel L. Jackson developed a loss of bladder control. Initially he was embarrassed, but was soon quoted saying, “I realized that this was a problem that millions of Americans dealt with every day.” The actor soon invested in incontinence wear, and has even worn the products while working on movie sets.
This pro football player is the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. While preparing during for the 2009 NFL season, Romo developed a serious bladder infection. The infection resulted in the athlete being diagnosed with overactive bladder (OAB). To stay on the field, and not miss a beat, Romo decided to wear adult incontinence underwear during practices.
Katy Perry is a famous pop artist who has had several chart-topping hits. While you might recognize the songstress from any number of her hit singles, what you might not have known is that Katy Perry had frequent urinary complications throughout high school. Perry says, “Most people don’t know this, but I actually wore diapers pretty regularly during high school. Looking back I can’t say that I enjoyed wearing diapers in high school, but I think that the whole experience made me a stronger and more understanding person.”
Dealing with incontinence doesn’t have to be lonely journey. As you see, many Americans have dealt with the same issues and have decided to face the problem head on. Rather than hiding or ignoring the problem, these celebrities are taking a proactive approach in regards to their incontinence. They haven’t let incontinence stop them from living extraordinary lives – don’t let it stop you!