Ashton Kutcher stated, “I had this crazy, super rare form of vasculitis that like knocked out my vision and it knocked out my hearing.”
Ashton Kutcher recently talked openly about his fight with vasculitis, an inflammatory condition that left him unable to walk for more than a year and damaged his hearing, sight, and ability to hear. On the programme Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge, the 44-year-old actor talked openly about his illness. Ashton Kutcher says, “Like two years ago, I got this crazy, very rare form of vasculitis, it like knocked out my vision, it knocked out my hearing, it knocked out like all my equilibrium.” in a video clip from the episode that Access Hollywood posted online.
The actor continued, “I’m happy to be alive, and until you go, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to see again, you don’t really appreciate it.”
After the video went viral, the actor clarified in a tweet that he was diagnosed 3 years ago and that he has recovered now. “Before there are a bunch of rumors/ chatter/ whatever out there. Yes, I had a rare vasculitis episode 3yrs ago. (Autoimmune flair up) I had some impairments hear, vision, balance issues right after. I fully recovered. All good. Moving on. See you at the 2022 NY Marathon w/Thorn,” tweeted Ashton Kutcher.
Vasculitis, an autoimmune disease, causes inflammation and narrowing of blood vessels, which restricts blood flow and can cause damage to the organs and tissue.
Ashton Kutcher is best known for starring in romcoms like What Happens In Vegas, Just Married, Killers, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, A Lot Like Love, The Bachelorette, among many others. He was also a part of That ’70s Show, which also featured his wife Mila Kunis. He also starred in the 2013 film Jobs, based on the life of Steve Jobs.