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Kristin Chenoweth Reveals She Has Asthma! Wants To Raise Awareness For Disease That Affects Millions Of Americans!

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kristin chenoweth reveals she has asthma to raise awareness for disease that affects millions of americans

She's speaking up!

And she's doing it to help others!

Kristin Chenoweth is known to have an amazing, breathtaking voice, but few were aware that the Glee star has trouble taking breaths sometimes!

The lovely actress was diagnosed with asthma about ten years ago, and she's kept the information away from the public…until now! Not even just that, but she's also joined up with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to help spread awareness!

She said:

"I actually was diagnosed ten years ago as an adult with asthma. Those people who know me, and some of my fans, know that I have an inner ear problem and a neck problem too and I was just like, 'Do I dare talk about having asthma as well?' I've re-thought it, and I was very honored to team up with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The main focus is just bringing asthma awareness."

Part of that awareness is encouraging adults with asthma to always have a refill available — there might be a time when you need your inhaler, and you realize it's empty. Which has happened to Kristin! She said:

"When I was first diagnosed, they didn't have [dose counters] on the medication and sometimes you would reach for your inhaler and it would be out. So I encourage everyone who has asthma, and you know who you are, to tell your doctor that you want the dose counter."

She also asks all of those who suffer with asthma to always be on the look out for "shortness of breath" or "wheezing". She said:

"This is something that I'm actually proud to speak out about [because] I didn't know that two million Americans go to the E.R. every year for an asthma attack and these medications are here to help us."

We SO agree!

Good for Kristin Chenoweth for speaking out about this! It's something that affects SO many people, and yet not everyone has the full depth of knowledge about it that Kristin so obviously has!

Way to go lady!!!

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8 comments to “Kristin Chenoweth Reveals She Has Asthma! Wants To Raise Awareness For Disease That Affects Millions Of Americans!”

  1. NoOne says – reply to this


    Wow really? Just…woow

  2. sos says – reply to this


    I have asthma too WHERE IS MY MEDIA ATTENTION

  3. 3

    I wish they'd disclose how much they profit for "awareness".

  4. Cisco says – reply to this


    When will this attention seeking scrunt die from terminal asthma? Bullship!

  5. 5

    like really.. like this is a new disease that needs awarenes… OMG and of course butt sniffing P posts it… like it's some sort of interesting informative information we can't live without.

  6. jimmy d says – reply to this


    i would love to eat two bags of Green Giant White shoe peg corn,and then let the ass candy fly on this alien foreheads face

  7. 7

    Not too mention an eating disorder and a chronic case of vaginitis.

  8. 8

    Maybe she needs to add another service dog ??? An asthma one. One for anxiety. Oh I want another pup. But how will I travel. Oh I know… another illness.