After revealing he had been battling a rare autoimmune condition that had rendered him unable to hear, see, or move, Ashton Kutcher made his first appearance in public on Monday. Ashton Kutcher’s wife, Mila Kunis, stood by him the entire time he was giving the presentation.
The actor admitted that he is “lucky to be alive” after being diagnosed with vasculitis. He was grinning as he joined Mila at Ping Pong 4 Purpose, a charity event held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
The Mayo Clinic describes vasculitis as an inflammation of the blood vessels that may thicken the walls and narrow the artery’s lumen. The body’s tissues and organs could suffer.
In a sneak peek for a future episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge, Ashton discussed the crippling symptoms that came directly from his illness.
He said, “Like two years ago, I got this odd, sporadic form of vasculitis, it like knocked out my vision, it knocked out my hearing, and it knocked out like all my equilibrium.” in the video that Access Hollywood posted. “Around two years ago, I developed a strange, scarce form of vasculitis that utterly destroyed my hearing, vision, and hearing ability.
He referred to his terrifying experience with his health and said, “It took me about a year to build it all backup.”.
I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to see correctly again, said Ashton, “It’s not until it’s gone that you realise how much you cherished it.”. I’m grateful to be alive. “.
As soon as his diagnosis became known, Ashton provided more detail about his health issue on Twitter. Before this, there were a lot of rumours, chatter, or whatever you want to call it. Yes, three years ago, I experienced a peculiar vasculitis episode. He had written, “.
After it happened, I immediately started having problems with my hearing, vision, and balance. My usual self has fully recovered. Everything is in order. I am moving forward. “.