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Ashley Olsen Lyme Disease? Famous Twin Reportedly Battling Illness

By    |   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 03:19 PM

Ashley Olsen, the former “Full House” child star and fashion designer, is reportedly battling Lyme disease.

An unnamed source told OK magazine that the disease is affecting the famous twin’s ability to work.

"She's really sick. It's gotten worse," the source told the celebrity gossip magazine. "She was diagnosed in the very late stages so early detection measures weren't options for her. She's really going through it. When she does come to work, she looks haggard and disheveled. And she's often moody. Ashley's having a very rough time right now."

Lyme disease is caused by bacterium transmitted through tick bites, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and skin rash, and it can spread to the joints, heart, and nervous system if left untreated. Cases of Lyme disease are generally concentrated in the northeast and upper Midwest, with 14 states accounting for 95 percent of cases reported in 2013.

Olsen and her twin sister Mary-Kate are known for sharing the role of the youngest Tanner girl, Michelle, on the 1990s sitcom “Full House.”

She reportedly was diagnosed with the disease a few years ago, according to RadarOnline, though that has not been confirmed.

Singer Avril Lavigne revealed her own struggles with the disease in April’s issue of People magazine.

Yolanda Foster, star of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” has also spoken out about her struggles with the disease. The disease has also reportedly affected Alec Baldwin and George W. Bush, according to the Inquisitr.

Twitter users shared well wishes and awareness.

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