These Famous Celebrities Have Been Living With Learning Disabilities and Disorders

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We all have heard about dyslexia, ADHD and depression and even OCD and other learning disorders and mental issues. We often think that normal everyday people are the ones who can be victims of these disorders. But, the fact of the matter is that anyone can be diagnosed with these issues and disorders, even the rich and famous.

There are a ton of celebrities who have been living with these disorders all their lives unknown to the public. You’d be thinking they could easily get professional help but many of these celebrities have learned to live with it and have lived happy lives.

1John Lennon

This iconic member of the ‘The Beatles’ needs no introduction. He was one of the most recognizable people in the world and still is. Lennon himself never admitted to having any learning disability. His biographers believe that he was dyslexic because he struggled with spelling and memorization in school. They also believe he had ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) based on the way he behaved during interviews.

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2Robin Williams

One of the most loved and respected actors of Hollywood was the late Robin Williams. He has left the world with movies like ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’, ‘Good Will Hunting’, ‘Dead Poets Society’, ‘Aladdin’, etc, and he will forever be cherished and remembered. Williams suffered from ADHD since he was a child.

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3Anthony Hopkins

This Welsh Oscar winner is a legend in Hollywood. He is one of the best actors to have ever graced the screen. Movies like ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, ‘Hannibal’, ‘The Mask of Zorro’, ‘Dracula’, etc bear testament to that. Hopkins suffered from dyslexia as a child and actually credits his dyslexia for making him different and interesting.

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4Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers was an actress, comedian, writer, producer, entrepreneur, and talk show host. She passed away in 2014. She was one of the most controversial comedic figures of her time and often spoke about celebrities and politicians. She achieved successes in all her careers despite struggling with ADHD.

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5Jay Leno

Jay Leno is not just a comedian, but also an actor, writer, producer and one of the most popular talk show hosts on American television. He was a stand-up comedian for years before becoming a talk-show host. Leno suffered from dyslexia during his school days but e overcame it and reached the top of the late night talk shows.

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