Celebrities Whose Lifestyles Make Us Think They’ll Die From Heart Disease

Kevin Smith’s revelation about making a lifestyle change to avoid a fatal heart attack should be a wake up call to others who may be on the brink.

Smith was lucky to receive treatment in time, is losing weight, and getting healthy. But not all celebrities have turned the same corner. Here’s a list of famous people who may need to rethink their lifestyle to avoid heart disease (wait till you see what notorious person made No. 11).

1. Rick Ross

Rick Ross has lives a rock star lifestyle. | Noam Galai/Getty Images for Beats by Dr. Dre

Ross suffered a heart attack and celebrated with a bottle of champagne. Although Ross has reason to celebrate, his partying lifestyle is what likely landed him in the hospital clinging to life in the first place. While Ross has a history of seizures, he also sleeps only three hours a night and it wasn’t uncommon for him to enjoy steak at 4 a.m., People reports.

Next: There’s nothing funny about his health.

2. Artie Lange

Comedian Artie Lange is in serious health trouble. | Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival

Comedian Lange has a long documented history of drug, alcohol, and food abuse and is even too ill right now to enter rehab, Radar Online reports. Doctors recently warned Lange if he doesn’t get his life together he’s at risk of having a stroke, according to Page Six.

Next: His famous mother is worried.

3. Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono is over 300 pounds again. | Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

After years of yo-yo dieting, Bono’s mother, Cher is concerned about Bono’s weight gain. Bono originally dropped 165 pounds, but now Radar Online reports the weight is coming back with a vengeance. He may have gained possibly 86 pounds, which could put him well into the 300-pound range. Extreme weight gain is one direct link to heart disease.

Next: He may be eating too much of his own cooking.

4. Mario Batali

Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival

Mario Batali eats and drinks to excess. | Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

Batali is notorious for excess, which includes food and booze, according to The New Yorker. Beyond what he eats, his own profession may be hazardous to his heart. High stress is common in the job, as well as substance abuse, and working late or long hours, according to Total Food.

Next: He’s an admitted food addict.

5. Jeff Garlin

Comedian Jeff Garlin feels like he’s addicted to food. | Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Garlin has been well aware of his mortality has he suffered a stroke at age 37, according to WNYC Studios. He’s battled his weight for years and sees food as an addiction. “Anything with a feeling brings about wanting to eat,” he told WNYC Studios.

Next: Weight loss and gain for roles may have contributed to this chronic condition.

6. Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks manages type 2 diabetes.  | Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for BFI

Hollywood makes several demands, often mandating actors gain or lose an excessive amount of weight for a part. For Tom Hanks, the number of times he’s had to gain and lose weight may have contributed to his type 2 diabetes diagnosis, according to CBS News. Diabetes is linked to heart disease, which increases the overall risk, according to The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Next: One doctor predicted this politician would have a stroke.

7.  Chris Christie

Chris Christie on April 3, 2017 in Palm Beach, Florida.

Chris Christie has struggled with his weight for years. | Getty Images

It’s no secret that the former governor of New Jersey battles his weight. At one point, a White House doctor said if he didn’t lose weight, he’d have a stroke while in office, CBS News reports. He also dropped $300,000 of taxpayer money on food, booze, and desserts too, Time reports. And while lap band surgery helped Christie initially lose weight, recent images show he still has a way to go.

Next: She’s the queen of butter.

8. Paula Deen

paula deen kitchen

Paula Deen also struggles with diabetes. | Food Network

She’s been working to drop weight and get healthy, but years of consuming butter-laden food may have already done damage. Deen revealed she has type 2 diabetes and told NPR as she ages, she may rethink her approach to eating. “As I age, and get older and I get ‘different things’ that I have to battle physically — it may, you know, resonate closer to home for me.”

Next: He carries at least one risk factor for heart disease.

9. Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is smiling in a white shirt in front of the stage of America's Got Talent.

Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent | NBC

Despite his fit exterior, Cowell is a long time smoker and heavy drinker, who recently had a health scare. After an evening where he blacked out he claimed he needed to revaluate his life but said, “I’m not going to lie though – whenever I’m seen out it’s with a cigarette and a beer in my hand. So I think I’ve been rumbled as far as that goes.” Smoking and age are a few risk factors for heart disease. Cowell is 58.

Next: It runs in the family.

10. Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah is smiling on the red carpet.

Queen Latifah has made significant lifestyle changes. | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Having a family connection can impact your chances of getting heart disease, which means Queen Latifah needs to be on her game. Her mother was diagnosed with heart failure, which completely shocked the star, Essence reports. Since then she’s changed her lifestyle, steering clear of salt and sugary drinks, according to Health. Queen Latifa likes to hike and do Pilates to reduce her risk.

Next: Fast food should not be your friend.

11. Donald Trump

During a campaign rally Trump reads a statement made by Michelle Fields

Trump is overweight. | Scott Olson/Getty Images

Despite receiving a glowing health report, Trump still insists he loves fast food. One of his usual meals alone would satisfy the typical caloric requirements and the sodium for an entire day, according to CNN. “This is not a healthy way of eating, even if it is without the carbs of the bun,” nutritionist Lisa Drayer told CNN. “I’d prefer he’d eat half the protein and much less saturated fat.” Trump is considered to be overweight based on his latest medical report, but his advancing age and diet could put him at risk of heart disease.

Next: This condition may impact you later in life.

12. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey performs

Mariah Carey recently underwent gastric bypass surgery. | Maury Phillips/Getty Images

Carey had both gestational diabetes and preeclampsia during her pregnancy, which puts her at a greater risk for heart disease. It’s also no secret Carey has battled her weight, which can be a factor for stroke and heart disease. She recently underwent gastric bypass surgery and has lost 30 pounds, ET reports.

Next: This actress battled weight since childhood.

13. Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz at the Golden Globe Awards

Chrissy Metz has struggled with weight her whole life. | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

She’s working hard to lose weight, but Metz has battled her weight since childhood, according to Style Craze. As a child, she realized her genetics didn’t allow her to eat whatever she wanted like her friends, which made weight gain easy. She admits to “eating her feelings” and got the point where she gained a tremendous amount of weight. Metz currently stars in the T.V. show, This is Us, where the character confronts weight and weight loss.

Next: This Hollywood bad boy has more to worry about than heart disease.

14. Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen at the Scary Movie V premiere

Charlie Sheen still parties hard. | Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Beyond his HIV diagnosis, Sheen was a hardcore smoker, puffing on 40 cigarettes a day at one point, Daily Mail reports. He is often photographed with a cigarette in his mouth and doesn’t seem to be interested in stopping any time soon.

Next: This habit can still cause heart disease. 

15. Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Is Leonardo DiCaprio having health issues? | Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

DiCaprio was recently spotted wearing a heart monitor, designed to detect irregular heartbeats. While the monitor may be part of a routine physical, DiCaprio is known to use a vape pen on a number of occasions, according to The Verge. Physicians warn e-cigarettes are no safer than smoking cigarettes. Between vaping and DiCaprio’s dad bod, he could be looking at danger if he doesn’t curb these habits.

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