You'll Never Guess Who Also Has Vertigo

Have you ever been out and about enjoying your day and then all of a sudden you start to experience the symptoms of vertigo?


You get a bit dizzy, your equilibrium is off, and you need to sit down. It’s those moments when you look at all the people around you and feel like no one else understands what you’re going through.

Well, you’re definitely not alone! Millions of people in the United States and millions more throughout the world experience vertigo just like you. There are even famous celebrities who have admitted to having it and enduring its symptoms. Check out these celebrities who experience vertigo:

Nicholas Cage – Actor

As the star of movies like Ghost Rider, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Nicholas Cage has enjoyed a marvelous and long-running acting career.


Would it surprise you to know he suffered from vertigo the entire time? It’s a challenge he’s overcome, since the actor has managed to appear in at least one film every year, totaling 79 in his career thus far.

Janet Jackson - Singer/Actress
You probably associate Janet Jackson with a dozen R&B songs, her famous “wardrobe malfunction”, or even her brother Michael. What about vertigo? Yes, that’s right, she suffers from severe migraines associated with vertigo. Besides the occasional bout, Jackson has learned to fight through her vertigo and migraines to achieve pop music success!
Kristin Chenoweth – Actress
You might recognize her TV show The West Wing or the Broadway play Wicked. Chenoweth suffers from Ménière’s disease, causing headaches, nausea, and of course, vertigo.
She’s admitted to leaning on co-stars during occasional performances in order to maintain balance. With an Emmy award in one hand and a Tony award in the other, you’d never believe it.
LeBron James – Basketball Player
You’ve probably seen him flying high to dunk the basketball for the Miami Heat, but also occasionally falls down. LeBron James blames the latter mishap on his benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV, a form of inner ear vertigo that causes problems with balance.
Despite the occasional symptoms, it hasn’t stopped him from winning back-to-back championships.
Vincent Van Gogh – Artist
Although Van Gogh is no longer alive, his impressive paintings are still extremely popular. His letters suggest he suffered from severe Meniere’s disease and could be one of the reasons he sliced off his own ear off – ouch!
Still, this guy created some spectacular masterpieces and his swirling style and offbeat perspective may be the result of his experiences with vertigo.