Ashton Kutcher ‘lucky to be alive’ after rare autoimmune disorder left him unable to see, hear, walk

Healthy: The That 90s Show star looked healthy as he visited the beach in Santa Barbara, CA over the weekend. He said it took him a year to build his strength back after being debilitated by vasculitis

Ashton Kutcher reveals he is ‘lucky to be alive’ after rare autoimmune disorder left him unable to see, hear or walk… as he’s pictured looking healthy on the beach with wife Mila Kunis

  • The 44-year-old actor revealed the news while appearing on Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge, saying he had a rare form of vasculitis two years ago
  • Kutcher said the condition left him unable to see, hear or walk 
  • Vasculitis involves the inflammation of the blood vessels
  • Kutcher was spotted over the weekend looking health with wife Mila, 38, with whom he shares two children

Ashton Kutcher has revealed that he is ‘lucky to be alive’ after suffering from a rare autoimmune disorder that left him unable to hear, see or walk. 

The 44-year-old actor spoke about the condition that upended his life in a sneak peek of an upcoming episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge, on which he detailed the horrific symptoms he suffered from as a result of his autoimmune disorder. 

‘Like two years ago, I had this weird, super rare form of vasculitis, that like knocked out my vision, it knocked out my hearing, it knocked out like all my equilibrium,’ he said in the clip, which was shared by Access Hollywood. 

‘It took me like a year to build it all back up.’  

According to the Mayo Clinic, vasculitis involves the inflammation of the blood vessels causing the walls to thicken, reducing the width of the passageway through the vessel.

Healthy: The That 90s Show star looked healthy as he visited the beach in Santa Barbara, CA over the weekend. He said it took him a year to build his strength back after being debilitated by vasculitis

If blood flow is restricted, organ and tissue damage can occur. There are many types of vasculitis, and most of them are rare.

According to Kutcher, his harrowing experience with vasculitis, though scary, gave him a new-found appreciation for his health and his senses, explaining that he hadn’t ever truly realized how essential they were, until he lost them.

‘You don’t really appreciate it, until it’s gone.’ admitted the human rights activist. 

‘Until you go, “I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to see again, I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to hear again, I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to walk again”.’ 

The actor said it took him a year to build up his strength.

Support: The star was seen with out at the beach with his wife Mila Kunis 

Athletic skills: The Stoner Cats star showed off his athletic skills in a friendly game of beach football with wife Mila Kunis

Score: The game got pretty intense as the former assistant high school football coach was seen lying on the sand while triumphantly raising the ball in the air to prove he’d made a difficult catch

Ashton admitted he was ‘lucky to be alive.’  

The father of two said he considers challenges an opportunity for growth. 

‘The minute you start seeing your obstacles as things that are made for you, to give you what you need, then life starts to get fun, right? You start surfing on top of your problems instead of living underneath them.’ 

The episode featuring Ashton will be released  Monday night on National Geographic.

Ashton looked quite healthy as he showed off his athletic skills at the beach over the weekend. 

Lucky to be alive: Ashton Kutcher, 44, says he is lucky to be alive after suffering from a rare autoimmune disorder that left him unable to see, hear or walk

Vasculitis: A potentially deadly inflammation of your blood vessels

Vasculitis, also sometimes referred to as angiitis or arteritis, are conditions that cause a person’s blood vessels to become inflamed

Nearly 230,000 Americans suffer from some form of vasculitis 

There are a few potential causes, including an auto-immune condition, allergic reactions or an infection of some kind

Types of vasculitis are split into three categories, large, medium and small. The distinction is based on the size of vessels that have become inflamed 

Typical symptoms include fever, fatigue, muscle pain and severe weight loss 

In most severe cases it can cause an aneurysm, or even the bursting of a blood vessel. Either case can prove to be deadly

It can also lead to tissue death if a vessel becomes so inflamed that it blocks to flow of blood to a part of the body 

In some cases, vasculitis will resolve itself

Common treatments include steroid therapy that fights inflammation 

Source: WebMD and The Vasculitis Foundation

The Stoner Cats star enjoyed playing some football on the beach with his wife, Mila Kunis, in Santa Barbara. 

That 90s Show star was shirtless and wore a pair of red and blue knee length swim trunks and a white billed cap as he threw the ball. 

An adorable black dog tried to get in on the action.

The game got pretty intense as the former assistant high school football coach was seen lying on the sand while triumphantly raising the ball in the air to prove he’d made a difficult catch. 

Vasculitis: Ashton, who has been married to Mila Kunis, 38, since 2015, suffers from vasculitis, which can thicken the walls of blood vessels, restricting blood flow to organs and tissue

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