Mark Holden, 53, singer and songwriter best known for hits like "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" - and more recently as a judge on Australian idol - has become a vocal advocate for osteoporosis awareness. After suffering six bone fractures as a result of the disease, Holden was told he has the bones of a 70-year-old and became depressed, an all-too-frequent experience for those who experience osteo.
Fortunately for Australia, and the rest of the world, however, he has decided to speak out about his predicament and share his regimen for bone health - medication, weight-bearing exercise, and limited alcohol consumption. ("I do try and booze a little less," he is quoted telling the International Osteoporosis Foundation.) Cheers to him for being a model of how to move forward after experiencing the potentially debilitating consequences of this disease.
Published On: October 22, 2007