Actor Ashton Kutcher is set to appear on the show Running Wild with Bear Grylls, and in an exclusive clip Access Hollywood has shared of the episode, the 44-year-old can be seen describing his battles with a rare autoimmune disease, which he described as a “super rare form of vasculitis”.
Kutcher went on to add that the disease affected his vision, hearing, as well as equilibrium. The disease causes inflammation of blood vessels, and the actor said that he needed a full year to get back on his feet. Be that as it may, the actor is resolute about not giving in to obstacles in life, saying that “The minute you start seeing your obstacles as things that are made for you, to give you what you need, then life starts to get fun, right? You start surfing on top of your problems instead of living underneath them”.
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Grylls commended the actor on his courage and the way he bounced back. “What do they say in survival? Storms make you stronger,” the adventurer said. “And I think he’s living proof of that”.
Interestingly, around 17 years ago, Kutcher and his brother Michael had a falling out when the former openly spoke about his brother’s cerebral palsy. Michael did not endorse the fact that the What Happens in Vegas star had decided to speak publicly about his disease. Michael retracted his statements in 2021, saying his brother had allowed him “to be myself” while speaking on the issue on The Today Show.
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On the work front, Kutcher was recently seen in the film Vengeance, and as himself in an episode of the critically-acclaimed series, The Boys. This comes after a long hiatus (probably due to the aforementioned health issues), with Kutcher last being seen as himself in the documentary, The Man Who Saved The World.