Actor Ashton Kutcher recently opened up about his battle with vasculitis, an autoimmune disease that affected his hearing, sight and ability to walk for more than a year. The 44-year-old actor opened up about his condition on the show Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge. In a video clip from the episode shared by Access Hollywood, Ashton Kutcher says, "Like two years ago, I had this weird, super rare form of vasculitis, that like knocked out my vision, it knocked out my hearing, it knocked out like all my equilibrium." The actor added that he is "lucky to be alive" and added, "You don't really appreciate it until it's gone, until you go, I don't know if I'm ever going be able to see again. I don't know if I'm going be able to hear again, I don't know if I'm going to be able to walk again. I'm lucky to be alive."
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.
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— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) August 9, 2022
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.