Abbott Elementary star Tyler James Williams opened up about his near-death battle with Crohn’s disease. His disease is called a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder. The actor didn’t know about his situation till 2017. In an interview with Men’s Health, the Everybody Hates Chris alum talked about his disease.
Tyler James Williams said his bowels were severely inflamed and clogged with scar tissue
Talking with Men’s Health the actor recalled the time of seeking treatment from a gastroenterologist. Therefore, an X-ray showed that his bowels were badly inflamed and clogged with scar tissue from the disease. the situation is so bad that he had to undergo emergency surgery to remove six inches of the lower intestine
“I was really pushing my body to the limit. By the time December hit, it just crashed. Everything shut down.”-He said.
Later on, he added, “The last thought I had was, ‘Holy s–t, this could be it. If this is it, I’m not happy. I worked a lot. I did a lot of things. I didn’t enjoy any of this. This can’t be it.'”
The 30-year-old then shared, how through this incident he “learn how to stop making a dramatic change happen really quickly and learn how to have a better relationship with my body.”
“The important thing for me, and those like me, to remember is that longevity is a big part of the game. If you can’t [stay strong] and be healthy, there really is no point.”-he added.
He gained a lot of recognition from Abbott Elementary where he played the role of Gregory Eddie. Williams described as someone who “wants to be in this position of power ’cause he feels like that’s what he needs to be successful, but then finds out that that’s not his life.”
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