Brooke Burke-Charvet, Randy Jackson and Frankie Muniz may be known for their on-screen roles, but these stars are facing real drama off-screen.
Dancing with the Stars contestant-turned-host Brooke Burke-Charvet made headlines when she revealed that she had thyroid cancer. From her diagnosis to her surgery, the mother of four has been extremely upfront about her recent health scare.
“It’s something that you never think that you’re going to experience.” -Brooke Burke-Charvet
— Sally Johnson (@sammyville_05) January 16, 2013
Staying healthy is a huge part of Brooke’s life, and since her diagnosis it has become even more important. She explains how she is continuing to take care of herself today and how others can do the same.
“Health and fitness is a huge part of my life.” -Brooke Burke-Charvet
— E r i n (@AlmostThirtyGal) January 16, 2013
Tonight, the 12th season of American Idol premieres on Fox, and there will be as much attention on the judges as the contestants. Randy Jackson is the only judge who is a true original – the only judge left from the original cast.
“We’re one big happy interesting modern family.” -Randy Jackson
I respect Randy Jackson 4 not offering up dirt in @katieshow interview. He knows the biz and the 1 who keeps his mouth shut keeps working!
— Cocoa Popps (@CocoaPopps) January 16, 2013
Randy Jackson was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2003. Today, he is working to raise awareness about the disease through Merck’s Taking Diabetes to Heart campaign.
“I just urge all parents… Diet and exercise are the key.” -Randy Jackson
— Alissa Rumsey (@alissarumseyRD) January 16, 2013
Everyone remembers Frankie Muniz from the hit show Malcolm in the Middle. But recently, the actor found himself in the “middle” of a very scary situation. At just 26-years-old, he suffered a “mini-stroke.”
“At 26-years old you don’t think stroke…you don’t think anything serious.” -Frankie Muniz
— Amanda Lupe (@BarefootKnitter) January 16, 2013
What are the warning signs for a stroke? Dr. Carolyn Brockington, director of the Stroke Center at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospitals in New York, explains who is at risk.
“Anybody can have a stroke.” –Dr. Carolyn Brockington
— Hayley Chadwick (@hayyleeyy101) January 16, 2013
Since suffering a mini-stroke just two months ago, Frankie Muniz has a completely new lease on life. He tells us what he has been up to since Malcolm in the Middle ended.
“It’s cool to be doing exactly what I hoped to do when I was 12.” -Frankie Muniz
@katiecouric I am in total agreement with you on your comment to Frankie Muniz:”Get married first then have a baby”.
— Jen Drof (@JDrof) January 16, 2013