10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Have AllergiesPublished on February 5, 2016. Updated February 15, 2018
The world is now full of bubble people who have extreme allergies to food and environmental surroundings. Unfortunately, even celebrities in the glamorous world of Hollywood are not immune to such conditions. This list takes a look at some surprising celebrity allergies!
10. Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob is known as a tough guy but it doesn’t take much to bring him down. He has a sensitivity to gluten and dairy, and is deathly allergic to shellfish! How can Bad Santa not drink his milk and eat his cookies?!
9. Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel is known for her quirky sense of humor and her piercing blue eyes, but what you may not have known is that she also has sensitivities to dairy, wheat, and eggs. In order to make sure she’s catered to, she has specially prepared meals delivered to her trailer while shooting.
8. Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson announced she was working on her eighth studio album in 2015, but we’re still waiting! This blonde bombshell got her start in every facet of Hollywood life, singing, dancing, acting, and hosting around the turn of the millennium. And she quickly became the spokesperson for none other than Pizza Hut. Interestingly enough, Simpson has never been able to enjoy what she’s selling because she is allergic to cheese, tomatoes, and wheat. Just shoot me!
7. Drew Brees
Football player and NFL quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees, is an advocate for food allergies. Both he and his wife Brittany have sensitivities to gluten and dairy, and Brees is allergic to tree nuts. Both Drew and his wife joined the So Delicious® Dairy Free team to spread the word about the dairy-free lifestyle. In partnership with So Delicious®, the Brees couple also created The Brees Dream Foundation, which raises money for various charities and academic institutions.
Beyonce is the image of beauty and femininity, but she’s actually allergic to particular scents of perfume. While creating her own brand of perfume, scientists had to ensure that the songstress was able to wear and be around her own creation!
5. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is a Nickelodeon star from Victorious and Sam & Cat who shot to international stardom with her music career. But when she’s on the road, she needs to be cautious. She is allergic to bananas and shellfish!
4. August Maturo
The young star of Girl Meets World needs to make sure he takes precautions on set to avoid some of his terrible allergies. August Maturo told M, “I’m allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, and coconut.” Poor kid will never know the joys of a pina colada!
3. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has sensitivities to gluten and lactose, but she gave fans quite a scare back in 2014 when she was hospitalized in Kansas City for an allergic reaction to her prescription medication. Miley was forced to cancel her show at the Spirit Center but was sure to apologize to fans via Twitter.
Kelis is best known for her song “Milkshake” off of her 2003 album Tasty, but she’s also a certified chef! Thank goodness, because this singer-songwriter has a severe allergy to peanuts. Back in 2004, she was reportedly rushed to a hospital in Germany after a peanut reaction.
1. Rachel Weisz
Academy Award-winning actress Rachel Weisz has a wheat intolerance and has gone gluten-free. According to her, cutting gluten out has improved her overall health and she now has more energy.