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    Supermodel Bella Hadid Breaks Silence On ‘Invisible Battle’, Reveals 15-Year Struggle With Chronic Illness

    Bella Hadid is “finally healthy”. Often models and actors are the fallen soldiers of an invisible battle that is hidden behind the glamour and spotlight. With the increase in awareness of mental health, many celebrities have been vocal about their struggles with chronic illness as well.

    Hadid shared a series of photos with a heartfelt caption thanking her mother Yolanda Hadid and the medical team for their unconditional support throughout her medical journey. Continue reading to know more about Hadid’s chronic illness.

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    Bella Hadid’s Battle With Lyme Disease

    Bella Hadid
    Bella Hadid battles Lyme disease

    Lyme disease is caused by a bacterial infection spread through the bite of an infected tick. The basic symptoms of the disease include headache, skin rashes, fatigue, and fever. The effects of this chronic illness are devastating causing severe joint pain and flu-like symptoms. When the disease is prolonged it can lead to depression and also a feeling of isolation.

    In 2012, Bella Hadid was diagnosed with Lyme disease along with her mother Yolanda Hadid, and brother, Anwar. Since the very beginning, the model has been open about the daily challenges she faces, explaining that at times she feels invisible and misdiagnosed by medical professionals.

    Later in March, Bella Hadid shared on the social media platform, Tiktok that her battle with Lyme disease was intensified due to a “low-grade infection” underneath her tooth, which caused pain and inflammation. This led her to take a break from the runway and cancel several appearances for shows.

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    Bella Hadid Shares A Heartfelt Message About Overcoming Her Illness

    Bella Hadid
    Bella Hadid

    Recently, Bella Hadid took over Instagram expressing how blessed she felt for her mother, Yolanda Hadid who had always been by her side throughout her battle with Lyme disease. Hadid has become a spokesperson for her chronic illness, using her platform to bring awareness to Lyme disease and break the stigma pertaining to it. Hadid shared an emotional message starting with, “Thankful to my mommy for keeping all of my medical records, sticking by me, never leaving my side, protecting, supporting, but most of all, believing me through all of this”.

    The supermodel also added, “Living in this state, worsening with time and work while trying to make myself, my family and the people who support me, proud, had taken a toll on me in ways I can’t really explain. To be that sad and sick with the most blessings/privilege/opportunity/love around me was quite possibly the most confusing thing ever. one thing I want to express to you all is that 1: I am okay and you do not have to worry and 2:I wouldn’t change anything for the world. If I had to go through all of this again, to get here, to this exact moment I’m in right now, with all of you, finally healthy, I would do it all again. It made me who I am today.”

    Hadid believes that “The universe works in the most painful and beautiful ways but I need to say that if you are struggling- it will get better. I promise. take a step away, stay strong, have faith in your path, walk in your truth and the clouds will start to clear up. I have so much gratitude for and perspective on life, this 100+ days of Lyme, chronic disease, co-infection treatment, and almost 15 years of invisible suffering, was all worth it if I’m able to, God willing, have a lifetime of spreading love from a full cup and being able to truly be myself, For the first time ever“.

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    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah is a content know-it-all, working as an Entertainment Writer for First Curiosity. When she's not forensic-analyzing new movies and shows, she's probably out there with her camera. Approach her with your fan theories, and you've got yourself a friend for life. She aspires to be a professional content critic someday.

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