Whether they are strolling down the red carpet and waving at you from your TV screen or smiling down from gigantic billboards in the highway, celebrities seem to have it all-money, fame, looks, fashion and basically everything that a material world can offer. Because they are held with so much reverence, many people often forget the fact that these bright stars are humans too. Yes-that perfectly sculpted boy band member and that ultra-glamorous actress are also prone to some of life’s unpleasant surprises such as pimples, bad breath, split ends, and even STDs. Just when you think that a celebrity’s life cannot possible get any better, you should be aware that there are dozens of celebrities with herpes.
A virus that spares no one
Herpes is commonly known as a sexually transmitted disease because it is more commonly transmitted through unprotected sex. The herpes virus can either infect the mouth or the genitals. Both oral and genital herpes are permanent-meaning you will be a carrier for the rest of your life once you are infected. The good news is there are now plenty of medications and treatments available that can help you prevent an outbreak.
Celebrities with herpes
Rock legend Billy Idol was known to make fun of his herpes and he is not the only famous one who is known to have the virus. Sizzling gods like Brad Pitt, Colin Farrell and David Beckham are also known carriers. Sex symbol Pamela Anderson is also one of the female celebrities with herpes. Joining her are party girls Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, fashionista Victoria Beckham and singer Janet Jackson.
Other famous people who are known to have the nasty sores are Bill Clinton, Tony Bennett, Fred Durst, Sheryl Crow, Katie Holmes and more. If these famous stars can live fabulous lives despite their STD, then there is no reason why you can’t too.