8 Famous People With Gout

Gout may seem like a quaint historical ailment that no one gets anymore, but nothing could be further from the truth.
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Gout cases rising

by Ashlee Davis

Gout may seem like a quaint historical ailment that no one gets anymore, but nothing could be further from the truth.

This type of arthritis is on the rise—particularly among men. More than 8 million people have it, and the rates have doubled in the last 50 years.

Once considered a disease of the upper class, gout can strike anyone, even professional athletes and young adults. Here are eight famous people—both in ancient history and the modern era—who have been diagnosed with gout.

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