Famous Celebrities with Migraine

Many successful, famous personalities have suffered from chronic migraines. Some of the most influential people throughout history had migraines, including Einstein and John F. Kennedy.

Film and TV stars:

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman once missed the chance to meet former British prime minister Tony Blair because he was too busy vomiting. He had spent most of the performance rushing off-stage to be sick.

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg, whose claim to fame began with her starring role in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple, suffers from chronic migraines.


Elvis Presley

The famous crooner once known as the king of rock and roll, Elvis suffered from numerous ailments, including migraines.

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson had to cancel a few shows back in 2008 when she started feeling head pain and vertigo from vestibular migraines.

In Sports

Dwayne Wade

NBA star Dwayne Wade had his issues with migraines. While wearing tinted glasses for pain relief during a game, his teammates have expressed discontent, claiming that it puts other players at a disadvantage.

Percy Harvin

The Vikings’ Percy Harvin had to miss a lot of team practice due to chronic migraines. He claims that weaning off some of his migraine triggers and physical therapy helped him lower his migraine drastically.

Historical Figures

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection proves that migraine patients are as vital and capable as non-migraine sufferers are, considering he was himself a chronic migraineur.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar, the Roman general whose achievements inspired the greatest artists of the History, was a known migraineur.

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