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Ashton Kutcher is moving on.
The 44-year-old actor took to Twitter to open up about the bout of vasculitis he suffered three years ago. The autoimmune disease temporarily prevented Kutcher from walking, hearing or seeing.
“Before there was a bunch of rumours/chatter/whatever,” he began on Twitter. “Yes, I had an episode of rare vasculitis 3 years ago. (Autoimmune flair in place) I had problems with hearing, vision, balance right after. I fully recovered . It’s okay. Let’s move on.”
He concluded: “See you at the 2022 New York City Marathon with Thorn.”
ASHTON KUTCHER’S VASCULITIS, A RARE AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE: WHAT IS IT?
Kutcher revealed his health diagnosis for the first time in a new episode of National Geographic’s “Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge” airing Monday.
“Like two years ago I had this weird, super rare form of vasculitis that destroyed my vision, it destroyed my hearing, it destroyed my whole balance,” Kutcher revealed in a clip from the episode. . “It took me about a year to rebuild everything.”
“You don’t really appreciate him until he’s gone,” Kutcher continued. “Until you say, ‘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.'”
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During the episode, Kutcher was seen in the jungles of Costa Rica with host Bear Grylls. Grylls commented on Kutcher’s “strong and resilient” nature and the ‘That ’70s Show’ star said he was “lucky to be alive”.
“As soon as you start seeing your obstacles as things that are meant for you, to give you what you need, then life starts to become fun, right?” Kucher said. “You start surfing on your problems instead of living under them.”
Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels. The ‘rare’ autoimmune disease ‘can cause the walls of blood vessels to thicken, which reduces the width of passage through the vessel. If blood flow is restricted, this can lead to organ and tissue damage,’ according to the Mayo Clinic. .
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Kutcher was in high spirits Monday night as he and his wife, Mila Kunis, attended “Ping Pong 4 Purpose” at Dodger Stadium. The charity event, hosted by Rob Lowe, is an annual event to raise awareness of Clayton Kershaw’s charity, Kershaw’s Challenge.
According to the organization’s website, the challenge was created in 2011 to “serve vulnerable and at-risk children living in Los Angeles, Dallas, Zambia and the Dominican Republic.”