Anyone can get a hernia.

No amount of wealth, fame, or good looks will stop the small intestine from passing through the abdominal wall and creating discomfort. Celebrity or not, hernias happen. Here are just a few well known victims of the infamous condition…

Jeff Bridges

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Jeff Bridges is a popular star, notably from The Big Lebowski.
Turns out the dude had more issues on his hand than just the Nihilists.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

By Eva Rinaldi - Dwayne Johnson, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Even rocks can chip. This speedo wearing wrestling heavyweight turned
Disney star has suffered from an untimely hernia.

David Spade

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Someone wrote on David Spade’s page that he was an actor and comedy, but no one’s laughing now.
He’s starred in Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, Lil’ Pimp, and Grown Ups 2. Don’t worry, his hernia wasn’t as bad as his movie titles!

James Caan

By Hans Peters / Anefo - Nationaal Archief, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl,

Turns out his Wikipedia page isn’t written in stone, and neither is his Hernia diagnosis.
That won’t make your uncle stop with the Godfather lines at Thanksgiving though.

Justin Long

By Tony Shek - Justin Long, CC BY-SA 2.0,

This precious piece of wonderbread is famous for Alvin and the Chipmunks, Dodgeball, and Jeepers Creepers.
Don’t worry his hernia didn’t keep him from his awful acting career, just his acting.


By chrisweger - Madonna, CC BY-SA 2.0

Madonna’s tumble from the Super Bowl stage in 2012 can’t keep her down, and neither can a hernia!

Daniel Tosh

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For those of you who don’t know Daniel Tosh… including us before this post –
he hosts the Comedy Central show Tosh.0. We watched it, so you didn’t have to.

Bam Margera

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Bam Margera has suffered from a hernia, if you watched this star from the MTV hit Jackass you need no explanation.
If you didn’t see Jackass, count yourself as one of the lucky ones.

Kate Mulgrew

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This star went from soap operas to Star Trek, and even played a Russian inmate named “Red” in
Orange is the New Black. Surprisingly, she also suffered from a hernia.

Charlie Sheen

By Angela George at - cropped from:, CC BY-SA 3.0,

The fun loving star of Two and a Half Men may suffer from hernias
like the rest of us, but his was proably induced from winning.

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