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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Maurice Cheeks

Maurice Cheeks is a stereotype-destroying gout patient. A super-fit athlete who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association, Cheeks started to struggle with excruciating gout pain when he was 46 and coaching the Portland Trail Blazers.

"If any of you ever had [gout], you would know you would try to do everything possible to try and prevent it," Cheeks said in 2008 on the second annual National Gout Awareness Day. "Because once it's full-blown, there's not a whole lot you can do."

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