Pamela Anderson is free of hepatitis C, she says: ‘I am CURED!!!’
Pamela Anderson says her hepatitis C is gone — thanks to some very pricey medical treatment.
“I am CURED!!! - I just found out #nomorehepc #thankyou #blessing #family #prayer #live,” the sexy star said over the weekend on Instagram, posting a photo showing herself clearly very happy, and very naked, on a boat.
The “Baywatch"-babe-turned-animal-activist was diagnosed with the disease in 2001, she told Larry King on CNN in July 2002, alleging that she got it from sharing a tattoo needle with ex-husband Tommy Lee, whom she married in 1995. The Motley Crue rocker denied her allegations.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that affects the liver and can, if left untreated, cause cirrhosis, cancer, liver failure and death. Cirrhosis from chronic hepatitis C infection is the leading reason for liver transplants in the U.S.
In August, Anderson told People that she was going to start a recently approved three-month drug-combo treatment for the disease. “Even though I may have looked confident on the outside, I think it really was a dark cloud that lingered over me,” she told the magazine.
The catch? The cost for the regimen can push $100,000.
In her Instagram post, the Playboy model acknowledged the expense.
“I pray anyone living with Hep C can qualify or afford treatment. It will be more available soon. I know treatment is hard to get still...,” she wrote before launching into a hashtag explosion: “#dontlosehope #itworkedforme #thereisacure #love #happy #americanliverfoundation #celebration #Idontknowwhattodo #iwanttohelp #cannes #iloveboats #onthesea #free.”
It's a date
Get our L.A. Goes Out newsletter, with the week's best events, to help you explore and experience our city.
You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.