Famous people with hepatitis C

Lou Reed - The ex-Velvet Underground contracted hepatitis C from an infected needle. The musician died in October 2013 from liver disease.

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Natasha Lyonne - The 'Orange Is the New Black' actress was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2005. Lyonne blames her past heroin use.

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Anthony Kiedis - The Red Hot Chili Peppers front man was diagnosed with hep C back in the '90s. He contracted the disease via intravenous drug use.

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Pamela Anderson - "I contracted hepatitis C while sharing a tattoo needle with my ex-husband Tommy Lee," said the 'Baywatch' star in a statement back in 2002. 

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Steven Tyler - The Aerosmith front man was diagnosed with hep C in 2003. Steven Tyler underwent almost a full year of treatments.

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Keith Richards - The Rolling Stones guitarist was diagnosed with the disease in the late '90s, but was cured (according to himself) by his "incredible immune system."

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Dusty Hill - The ZZ top bassist was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2000. The musician passed away on July 28, 2021.

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Etta James - The famous singer battled hepatitis C for many years. Etta James passed away on 2012 from a number of health issues, at the age of 73.

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Phil Lesh - The bassist and founding member of the Grateful Dead underwent a liver transplant in December 1998, after living with hepatitis C for a number of years. 

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Anita Pallenberg - The 1960s and 1970s "It Girl" and mother of The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards' sons, had hepatitis C. Pallenberg passed away in 2017.

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Jim Carroll - The author, best know for his memoir 'The Basketball Diaries' suffered from hepatitis C. Jim Carroll passed away in 2009.

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Chuck Negron - The front man of the band Three Dog Night contracted hepatitis C after years of substance abuse. 

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Marianne Faithfull - The English singer found out she had hepatitis C while being treated for another condition. 

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