The That 70s Show actor says he feels “lucky to be alive” after a scary medical situation a few years ago.
WASHINGTON — Actor Ashton Kutcher opens up about a frightening medical condition that left him unable to see, hear or walk.
During an appearance on National Geographic’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge, the That 70s Show star explained that he was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease a few years ago.
“About two years ago I had this weird, super rare form of vasculitis that knocked out my vision, my hearing and my entire balance,” Kutcher explained in a clip of the Hollywood show shared online by Access.
According to the Mayo Clinic, vasculitis is inflammation of the blood vessels. The inflammation can lead to restricted blood flow, which can lead to organ and tissue damage.
Kutcher went on to explain that it took him about a year to put everything back where it was.
“You don’t really appreciate it until it’s gone,” Kutcher described. “Until you go I don’t know if I’ll ever see again, I don’t know if I’ll ever hear again, I don’t know if I’ll ever walk again.”
He added that he “feels lucky to be alive.”
“Running Wild” follows survivalist Bear Grylls as he takes Hollywood celebrities into “some of the most extreme environments on earth.”
During the clip, Grylls reflected on Ashton’s ordeal, saying the daunting journey is one of the reasons the actor is so “strong and resilient.”
Back in March, Kutcher and his wife Mila Kunis announced they had surpassed a $30 million fundraising goal to help Ukrainian refugees. The celebrity couple has been married since 2015 and starred together on That 70’s Show. They recently confirmed that they would be returning for the upcoming Netflix spinoff That ’90s Show.
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