7 Black Celebrities You May Not Know Have Sickle Cell Anemia

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Miles Davis

Miles Davis

Legendary jazz musician Miles Davis suffered from sickle cell anemia. He was reportedly plagued by bad health, including diabetes, hip problems related to sickle cell anemia and two bouts of drug addictions.

 

 

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Paul Williams, an original member of the legendary R&B group The Temptations, suffered from sickle cell anemia, and his health issues had a negative effect on his music career. In too much pain at times to perform, he would often self-medicate with alcohol.

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