Jim Belushi - Check Out Your Gout

It’s no secret that Jim Belushi likes to entertain – whether on camera, on Broadway, or playing the blues. But when Belushi went on stage one night with excruciating pain in his toe and experienced a painful performance, that’s when he realized his gout was serious. After seeking help from a rheumatologist, he got his gout under control.  Gout is a painful and chronic form of arthritis that affects millions of people. Symptoms of gout may include painful flares, pain or swelling in the joints or deposits of uric acid crystals under the skin. A significant sub-population of gout patients are burdened with a difficult-to-treat form of the condition, known as refractory chronic gout or RCG.  Jim Belushi has managed to get it under control. He is involved with a new disease awareness program called “Check Out Your Gout.”


Jim Belushi has been a favorite of film, television and stage audiences for more than 30 years, one of the great leading character actors equally at home in drama and comedy, and a gifted performer who can also hold a room as co-front man of The Blues Brothers with Dan Aykroyd and his own band, The Sacred Hearts. In 2011, Jim made his way to Broadway and earned rave reviews as the star of Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday," directed by Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes

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