Ashton Kutcher ‘fully recovered’ from autoimmune disease

Ashton Kutcher clarified that he has “completely recovered” from a rare autoimmune disease that left him unable to see, hear or walk.

“Before there’s a lot of rumours/babble/whatever. Yes, I had a rare episode of vasculitis 3 years ago. (Auto-immune flair) [sic] upwards),” Kutcher tweeted Monday night.

“I had some limitations though [sic], sight, balance problems right after. I recovered completely. Everything okay. Continue.”

The former “That ’70s Show” star added that he will compete in the New York City Marathon in 2022 in November.

Kutcher, 44, sparked concern among fans earlier in the day when he revealed in a preview of his appearance on “Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge” that he had developed vasculitis, which affected his senses.

Ashton Kutcher on a red carpet.
Ashton Kutcher clarified that he had “completely recovered” from vasculitis.
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“About two years ago I had this weird, super rare form of vasculitis that disabled my vision, disabled my hearing, disabled my balance,” explained the “Just Married” star, adding that it took about a year to heal. regain your strength and regain your senses.

Vasculitis is a very rare autoimmune disease that can cause inflammation of the blood vessels and restricted blood flow, according to the Mayo Clinic. There are many types of vasculitis, but most affect at least one organ.

Ashton Kutcher plays shirtless on a beach.
Kutcher was spotted playing soccer on a beach on Saturday, two days before he made his diagnosis public.

“You don’t really appreciate it until it’s gone,” Kutcher said. “Until you go, ‘I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to see again, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to hear again, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to walk again.’

“[I’m] lucky I’m still alive,” he added.

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