Ashton Kutcher has revealed he had a rare autoimmune condition that left him unable to walk, see and hear.
The 44-year-old actor recalled his terrible health scare in a preview of an upcoming episode of National Geographic’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge, sourced from Access Hollywood. During the episode, Kutcher explained how he was diagnosed with “a rare form of vasculitis” and how the condition left him “knocked out.”
“About two years ago I had this weird, super rare form of vasculitis that destroyed my vision, hearing and all my balance,” said the That ’70s Show star. “It took me a year to rebuild everything.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, “vasculitis involves inflammation of the blood vessels” and restricts blood flow, which “can lead to organ and tissue damage.”
Kutcher went on to tell host Bear Grylls that after his health experience, he valued everyday life more.
“You don’t really appreciate it until it’s gone,” he said. “Until you go, ‘I don’t know if I’ll ever see again, I don’t know if I’ll ever hear again, I don’t know if I’ll ever walk again.”
After Grylls praised Kutcher for his “strength through adversity,” the actor admitted he was “fortunate to be alive.”
The No Strings Attached star also opened up about how his autoimmune condition gave him a change of perspective as he expressed how life was “fun” for him once he stopped hiding from his “problems”.
“The moment you start seeing your obstacles as things made for you, to give you what you need, that’s when life starts to be fun, right?” he said. “You start surfing on your problems instead of living under them.”
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Grylls agreed, applauding Kutcher as he said, “What do they say about survival? Storms make you stronger. And I think he’s living proof of that.”
While this is the first time Kutcher has spoken publicly about his vasculitis, his wife Mila Kunis has previously opened up about his various health conditions. In October 2021, Kunis, who shares a seven-year-old daughter, Wyatt, and a five-year-old son, Dimitri, with Kutcher, announced that her spouse was hospitalized while filming the 2013 film Jobs.
“He was so stupid. He only ate grapes once, it was so stupid,” she said during an episode of Hot Ones at the time. “Twice we ended up in the hospital with pancreatitis!”
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