Ashton Kutcher has long kept secret that he suffers from a rare autoimmune disease. The 44-year-old US actor has now overcome the disease and is now speaking for the first time about the difficult time with vasculitis.
The vasculitis "crippled his vision, hearing and his entire sense of balance," Kutcher said. The healing process took a full year. At times he wasn't sure if he would ever be able to hear, see or walk again. After this horrific experience, actress Mila Kunis' husband was "glad to be alive".
As Ashton Kutcher revealed to adventurer Edward "Bear" Grylls on his show, the illness has also changed his attitude to things in a fundamental way. Meanwhile he would "surf on his problems instead of living among them".