IMG Model Bella Hadid spoke out about her disease, after her mother Yolanda Foster revealed at the charity gala in October 2015, that she’s not the only one suffering from it, her kids Bella and Anwar Hadid both have the Lyme disease too and have been having it for the past 3 years . Luckily her older daughter Gigi does not have the disease. In November 2015, Bella finally opened up about this disease and her battle with it. On November 25th, the 19 year old IMG model finally let the world know about her illness which wasn’t easy for her to talk about, but she still let it out. :- She had big plans for 2016, i.e competing at the Olympics in an equestrian events, but sadly she fell sick with the Lyme disease, which compelled her to relinquish her dream of sporting and also selling her most beloved horse.
Hadid may have given up taking part in an Equestrian event, but her disease didn’t stop her from becoming a model. Yes, I’m talking about her catwalk career. The younger daughter of Mohammed Hadid made her runway show debut earlier this year in February 2015, for Fashion designer Tom Ford after signing up with IMG Models in 2013. And now most recently in early November 2015, she starred in a TopShop’s holiday campaign looking very sexy alongside models Malaika Firth, Imaan Hammam and many others.
Lyme disease which is also called Lyme borreliosis, is a type of disease that is infectious, spread though infected ticks and caused by a Borrelia type bacteria. One of the most early symptons include tiredness, headache and a fever. When she first became infected with the disease in 2012, it affected her memory deeply as she could not recall how to drive from Malibu to Santa Monica. She was too sick to ride all the way till there. She admitted that she contacted the disease through her horse. They all did, including her brother and mother.
Her illness does not allow her to go to many shows, and she’s more than okay with it, because she thinks early nights can be a benefit by avoiding the lifestyle of partying. She also has a supporting boyfriend Abel Tesfaye who goes by his stage name The Weekend. He supports her and helps her fight the disease.
Prevention of Lyme Disease
* Apply insect repellents
* Cover up whenever in grassy and wooden areas
* Do everything you can to tick-proof your yard
* Check your loved ones including yourself for ticks
* You can get infected with the disease more than once
* Tick can be removed with tweezers