The actor Ashton Kutcher has opened out about his struggle with a rare ailment that left him unable to see or speak.
Watch him discuss the scare in this video:
It must be terrifying
The actor claimed that it struck him out of the blue and had a profound effect on his day-to-day activities.
Known for his roles in movies like Dude, Where’s My Car?, the 44-year-old actor On the Paramount+ docuseries The Checkup with Dr. David Agus, actors from, The Butterfly Effect, and Two and a Half Men discussed having a rare form of vasculitis.
I had visual problems when I woke up one day, and I could hardly see, he claimed.
“I had vasculitis, which you are well aware of, and [it] knocked out my hearing, which threw off my equilibrium, my balance, and I couldn’t walk.
There is a norm to which you grow used in life, such as having clear vision. Then all of a sudden, you lose vision.
When the immune system targets healthy blood vessels, it results in vascular inflammation or vasculitis.
According to the NHS, the reason is frequently unknown, but symptoms can range from a small issue that only affects the skin to a more serious condition that affects organs like the heart or kidneys.
Then you ask, “Why are you not f***ing talking louder, because I can’t hear you,” continued Kutcher.
You wish to regain your former level of health.
Thankfully, Kutcher has regained his previous level of health.
On National Geographic’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls, he previously disclosed his vasculitis diagnosis, and in a subsequent tweet in August, he made it clear that he had fully recovered.
He stated: “Yes, I had a rare incident of vasculitis three years ago. Before there are a bunch of speculations, discussion, or whatever out there (Autoimmune flair up)
“Right after, I started to experience some hearing, vision, and balance problems. I was entirely restored. All is well. Going forward”
He said to Grylls that it was a miracle he had survived the ordeal.
He remembered, “I had this strange, super rare form of vasculitis about two years ago that, like, knocked out my vision, it knocked out my hearing, it knocked out, like, all my equilibrium.”
It took me almost a year to rebuild everything.
Added him: “Before it’s gone, you can’t really appreciate it.
Until you declare, “I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to see again, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to hear again, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to walk again.
“I’m fortunate to be alive,”
Prayers up for you Mr. Ashton!