"Never judge...anyone." After reading mean comments regarding her weight and appearance, Debbie Gibson revealed that she has been suffering from Lyme Disease.
The 43 year old (yes, FORTY THREE, HOW???) singer wrote on her blog, "The first symptoms came in the form of food sensitivities. I found I could not touch sugar, starch, caffeine, certain oils, etc., without having a severe reaction that felt like jolts of electricity running through my body. I felt like a live wire. Talk about “Electric Youth!”"
Gibson's doctors ran tests on her for everything they could think of, but Lyme Disease never occurred to them. After cycling in and out of flu like symptoms, taking multiple rounds of antibiotics and losing lots of weight, the star even resorted to Botox to help plump her face back up. Unfortunately, it backfired and the Botox made her extremely ill. Gibson wrote, " I had trouble with directions and driving. I was terrified. This was like pouring gasoline on an already lit fire. The tremors intensified and now I had tingling and pain in my head, along with migraines."
Gibson finally found a doctor who began treating her for Lyme Disease, and is still undergoing treatment though. She did say that she is finally starting to feel like herself, but begs her fans to consider what the person may be going through before posting harsh comments.
"Amidst the posts online celebrating the wonderful concerts in Santiago, I would come across comments about my weight and appearance," the former Apprentice contestant wrote. " Some were just plain mean and ignorant. I want to urge you all… NEVER JUDGE… ANYONE! You never know what someone is going through."