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Morgan Freeman is one of us!

Postby LouLou » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:04 pm

Afternoon my fellow hurties

I was just reading the Daily Mail online as I normally do on my lunch break at work and came across this story about Morgan Freeman. Apparently he has FM too!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... z2Jw2iVgMV

Gutted for him as he is an absolute legend love his films.
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Re: Morgan Freeman is one of us!

Postby haty 2010 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:11 pm

Just goes to show...it can happen to anyone,in a way it's reassuring to know an A LISTER has FM also!!!!

Any other celebs out there that we can all connect with????!!!!

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Re: Morgan Freeman is one of us!

Postby denys » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:18 pm

Maybe he will help give us some recognition :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Morgan Freeman is one of us!

Postby haty 2010 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:24 pm

You never know,he may fuel some additional resource into it.
We need someone like him to speak for us all, and get practitioners to realise what we go through.
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Re: Morgan Freeman is one of us!

Postby dotty lotty » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:31 pm

Gosh I love his films. He is a brilliant actor. Hope he improves soon. :teddy-bear:
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Re: Morgan Freeman is one of us!

Postby LouLou » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:33 am

I was so shocked when I read this.

I too wonder if there are any more famous people who have FM, it's just quite sad that it takes someone in the spotlight to highlight such a terrible condition so that others believe it.
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Re: Morgan Freeman is one of us!

Postby Flash » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:13 am

I put a list on here a while ago, of all the celebs with F/M, Morgan was on it, I can't find it now but will have another look for it... :-)
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Re: Morgan Freeman is one of us!

Postby Flash » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:27 am

FOUND IT!!!
Dutchess of Kent, Christine Hamilton, Darren Day, Tony Blackburn, Tara Palmer Thomkinson, Jo Guest, Niel McAndrew, Nigel Benn, Uri Geller, Sinead O'Conner, Morgan Freeman, Susan Flannery, Janeane Garafalo and Micheal James Hastings, both from west wing... And there's more... :roll: :roll: :roll:

Apparently, Florence Nightingale and Charles Darwin had it and 'God' knows how they found out, but the biblical Job was also documented as having F/M Yep... :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
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Re: Morgan Freeman is one of us!

Postby LouLou » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:40 pm

Wow Flash good research lol

And I have never heard of anyone famous having FM so maybe they don't really like talking about it?

My other half said that he's hearing about FM a bit more lately but that may be cuz he is actively listening out as I have it, or perhaps more awareness is slowly getting out there :dunno:
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Re: Morgan Freeman is one of us!

Postby Flash » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:33 pm

Well, all of the above will have been happy to let that info out, or we would never have known. A few of them have talked openly about F/M in UK and US but I think it's down to wether the public are interested, which obviously, they aren't. Yet, how soon do we hear if a celeb has a well known illness? Everyone wants to know more and charities get massive rise in fundings. Who out there knew about Fibro or that it has been documented over hundreds of years?

I think it's down to wether an illness is 'in fasion' or not. Shame, as we have so many standard bearers yet we still suffer in silence. The more this condition is seen as 'In the mind', the longer it will remain in the background. :roll: :roll:

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Re: Morgan Freeman is one of us!

Postby moomoos » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:28 pm

I was shocked to read this too as I have never heard of any famous people having FM either. Wish they would talk about it more too, might get people to listen up and realise this illness isnt easy to deal with and that it does exist!! xx
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Re: Morgan Freeman is one of us!

Postby KellyBelly » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:18 pm

Wow - Nell McAndrew has Fibro? I'm amazed - I'm actually finding that especially inspiring as she is such an amazing athlete. If she can do what she does with Fibro, I feel quite empowered to push myself a little bit harder than I've been willing to do. :-)
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Re: Morgan Freeman is one of us!

Postby hannahfibro20 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:52 pm

Sinead o'connor also has fibro!

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Re: Morgan Freeman is one of us!

Postby bigt » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:14 pm

the lady who wrote the book "seabiscuit" (about the race horse) that was turned into a big film also suffers with fms aswell. it took her years to write as her condition has her stuck in bed, she woke for a few hours wrote abit slept and went through the cycle again. :welldone: to her
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Re: Morgan Freeman is one of us!

Postby Flash » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:51 pm

Laura Hillenbrand, yep, another to add to the list.

Hannah, Sinead is on the list above. :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing:
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