Famous People with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Sara Suchy | April 19, 2012

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Which San Diego Chargers Hall of Face inductee has ulcerative colitis?
  1. 0 Quarterback Dan Fouts (1973-97)
  2. 1 Kicker Rolf Benirschke (1977-86)
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Benirschke was diagnosed in 1978 following his rookie NFL season. Despite his pre-season stay in the hospital, Benirschke completed 34 for 38 filed goals that season and was named the NFL man of the year in 1983.

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  1. Which San Diego Chargers Hall of Face inductee has ulcerative colitis?

    Correct Answer: Kicker Rolf Benirschke (1977-86)

    Benirschke was diagnosed in 1978 following his rookie NFL season. Despite his pre-season stay in the hospital, Benirschke completed 34 for 38 filed goals that season and was named the NFL man of the year in 1983.

  2. Which 90210 starlet was diagnosed with Crohn's disease.

    Correct Answer: Shannen Doherty

    In 1999 Doherty revealed to Starmagazine that she had secretly been battling Crohn's disease for years.

  3. Which American president is known to have suffered from Crohn's disease?

    Correct Answer: Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States, was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 1956, while he was in office.

  4. Which 90's grunge band lead singer was diagnosed with Crohn's disease?

    Correct Answer: Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)

    McCready was diagnosed at the age of 21 and made his battle with Crohn's disease public in 2002\.  He has worked to raise awareness about the disease and serves on the board of the northwest chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

  5. Which funny Man is known to have a type of IBD?

    Correct Answer: Joe Rogan

    Joe Rogan, comedian and Fear Factor host, suffers from Crohn's disease.

  6. Which member of the Bush family was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis?

    Correct Answer: Marvin Bush

    Marvin Bush, the son of former President H.W. Bush, was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of 29\.  He has worked with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America as their spokesman to raise awareness about IBD.