Famous People With Definite or Probable Fibromyalgia

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Florence Nightingale, an English army nurse during the Crimean War (1854-1856) who was a pioneer in the International Red Cross Movement had fibromyalgia-like symptoms. Nightingale became ill while working on the front lines and never really recovered. She was virtually bedridden much of the rest of her life with pain and fatigue resembling fibromyalgia until her death in 1910. (History of Fibromyalgia: Past to Present, Fatma Inanici and Muhammad B. Yunus, Current Pain and Headache Reports 2004, 8:369–378, available in full online at: http://ccs01.vo.ca-cncx.net/o41/5507/bw/bs/FPCR20080012/articles/LA11FM.pdf.)

Florence Nightengale, circa 1860.
Public domain image found in Wikimedia Commons.

Other famous people with probable or definite fibromyalgia include:

  • Morgan Freeman
  • Sinead O’Connor
  • Susan Flannery
  • Michael James Hastings
  • Roie Hamlin
  • A/J Langer
  • Mary McDonough
  • Joe Guest
  • Frida Kahlo

(See: http://www.chronicbodypain.net/15-celebrities-you-wouldnt-have-thought-to-suffer-from-fibromyalgia/.)