We think that we know all about the lives of celebrities just because we see them in the press or on the big screen. However, we could not be more wrong. Actors, singers, models… always keep an ace under their sleeve and hide secrets that are reserved only for their private life.
Despite attempts to keep the press and fans at bay, it is inevitable that some of these secrets come to light and they have to deal publicly with them. This is what has happened to Brad Pitt with the disease that he suffers.
The renowned actor has addressed the rumors and has admitted that he’s been suffering, from some time ago, from prosopagnosia, a rare neurological disease that is characterized by the inability of the sufferer to recognize the faces.
“There are many people who hate me because they believe that I lack respect. There was a year when I simply said, this year I’m going to say to people, okay, where did we meet? But everything got worse. People still felt hurt… they understood this as vainglorious. Vane. But it is a mystery to me, I just can’t remember a face,“ said the actor in an interview with Esquire magazine.
In the most severe cases, sufferers are unable to recognize themselves in a mirror. This disease is caused by a lesion in the brain, so the actor has theorized that it could be due to the constant consumption of drugs during a phase of his life.
Prosopagnosia is treated with therapies targeted for recognition, for example through voice or unique characteristics such as scars, moles, beard…