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Ashton Kutcher Opens Up About His Life-Threatening Health Issues

Ashton Kutcher Opens Up About His Life-Threatening Health Issues

Ashton Kutcher is visibly emotional in the his first joint interview with his twin brother, Michael.

In the trailer for Paramount+’s new series The Checkup With Dr. David Agus, the That ’70s Show/Two and a Half Men actor has a moving discussion with Michael, who was born with cerebral palsy and has had a heart transplant, about his own battle with a life-threatening disease.

“I was unable to walk and then suddenly you can’t see,” Ashton said. “When you have this face-to-face with death, you instantly lock into, ‘What are you doing with today?'”

Back in August, Kutcher revealed on an episode of National Geographic’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge he’d been battling a rare autoimmune disease called vasculitis.

“Like two years ago, I had this weird, super-rare form of vasculitis,” he said. “Knocked out my vision, knocked out my hearing, knocked out like all my equilibrium. It took me like a year to like build it all back up.”

After the episode aired, Kutcher shared on Twitter to further clarify that his “Running Wild” episode had been filmed three years prior: “Before there are a bunch of rumors/ chatter/ whatever out there. Yes, I had a rare vasculitis episode 3 yrs ago. (Autoimmune flair up) I had some impairments hear, vision, balance issues right after. I fully recovered. All good. Moving on.”

Kutcher is one of several celebrities sitting down with Dr. David Agus, a cancer specialist and one of the world’s leading innovative medical authorities, to have powerful conversations about their personal health issues and how it has impacted on their careers and families.

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