, 2022-12-06 13:43:34,
Paramount Plus/YouTube Ashton Kutcher
The actor, who first revealed his health struggle during an episode of National Geographic’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge in August, suffered from a rare form of autoimmune disease vasculitis.
The disease occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own blood vessels, causing inflammation and narrowing in the vessels.
For Ashton, 44, the “terrifying, life-threatening” experience happened all of a sudden, he revealed during a candid conversation with his physician for the premiere episode of Paramount Plus’ The Checkup with Dr. David Agus.
“I woke up one day and was having vision issues, could hardly see,” he told Agus, as seen in a clip shared by CBS News. “Knocked out my hearing, which threw off my equilibrium, my balance and I couldn’t walk.”
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Since his year-long struggle against the disease in 2019, Ashton has since made “impressive” progress with both his vision and hearing, Agus commended, per Entertainment Tonight.
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