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Ashton Kutcher tears up as he remembers the moment his twin brother almost lost his life

Ashton Kutcher got emotional as he discussed his twin brother Michael’s health issues and his own vasculitis health issues in a new interview.

The That ’70s Show star, 44, sat down for an interview with Michael – who suffers from cerebral palsy and was undergoing a heart transplant – on a premiere episode of Paramount Plus’ The Checkup With Dr. David Agus.

In the clip, the actor described the moment his brother’s heart went flat in the hospital with tears in his eyes, and was then comforted by Michael grabbing his hand as Ashton wiped his tears.

Emotional: Ashton Kutcher Got Emotional As He Discussed His Twin Brother Michael'S Health Issues And His Own Vasculitis Health Issues In A New Interview Trailer; In The Photo 2019

Emotional: Ashton Kutcher got emotional as he discussed his twin brother Michael’s health issues and his own vasculitis health issues in a new interview trailer; In the photo 2019

“So then my dad comes, picks me up, and it’s like we’re going to see your brother and I’m like… everything’s not okay,” Kutcher recalled as tears welled up in his eyes.

And he flatlines in the room. And I know that sound because now I’ve been visiting every once in a while and I’ve seen the thing go and then it falls out and they say you gotta be dun dun dun and they grab me and they take me out and I I’m like, what’s going on [on]?’

Kutcher disclosed his brother’s diagnosis of cerebral palsy during a 2003 interview, which Michael was “angry” about at the time.

Twins: The Actor, 44, Sat Down For An Interview With Michael - Who Suffers From Cerebral Palsy And Underwent A Heart Transplant - On The Checkup With Dr. David Agus, Which Premieres Tomorrow; The Brothers Pictured In 2013

Twins: The Actor, 44, Sat Down For An Interview With Michael - Who Suffers From Cerebral Palsy And Underwent A Heart Transplant - On The Checkup With Dr. David Agus, Which Premieres Tomorrow; The Brothers Pictured In 2013

Twins: The actor, 44, sat down for an interview with Michael – who suffers from cerebral palsy and underwent a heart transplant – on The Checkup With Dr. David Agus, which premieres tomorrow; The brothers pictured in 2013

But in 2021 he shared: ‘[Ashton] did me the greatest favor he ever did, for allowing me to be myself.”

While with Dr. Agus also spoke to Kutcher about his own health battle with vasculitis – an autoimmune disease.

“When you’re face to face with death like that, you immediately join what you’re doing today,” he said.

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1670286904 541 Ashton Kutcher Tears Up As He Remembers The Moment His

Traumatic: The actor described the moment when his brother’s heart fell flat in the hospital with tears in his eyes: “And he flatlines in the room… and I’m like, what’s going on [on]?’

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1670286905 964 Ashton Kutcher Tears Up As He Remembers The Moment His

Okay now: Kutcher revealed his brother’s diagnosis of cerebral palsy during a 2003 interview, which Michael was “angry” about at the time. But in 2021 he shared: ‘[Ashton] did me the greatest favor he ever did, for allowing me to be myself’; In the photo 2013

Kutcher’s episode in The Checkup With Dr. David Agus premieres December 6 on Paramount Plus.

The actor originally revealed that he’s “lucky to be alive” on an episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge.

He explained that the autoimmune disease left him unable to hear, see or walk. “I had this weird, super rare form of vasculitis, which knocked out my vision, my hearing, my whole balance,” he said.

Mila Kunis’ husband added that he “fully recovered” from the illness, but that it took him a year to “rebuild everything.”

1670286905 9 Ashton Kutcher Tears Up As He Remembers The Moment His

1670286905 9 Ashton Kutcher Tears Up As He Remembers The Moment His

Health: Kutcher also opened up about his own health battle with vasculitis, saying, “When you’re face to face with death, you immediately join what you’re doing today”

According to the Mayo Clinic, vasculitis involves the inflammation of the blood vessels causing the walls to thicken, narrowing the passageway through the vessel.

If blood flow is restricted, organ and tissue damage can occur. There are many types of vasculitis and most of them are rare.

According to Kutcher, his harrowing experience with vasculitis, while scary, gave him a newfound appreciation for his health and his senses, explaining that he never really realized how essential they were until he lost them.

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1670286906 636 Ashton Kutcher Tears Up As He Remembers The Moment His

Opening: The actor originally revealed that he’s “lucky to be alive” on an episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge, where he revealed his struggles with the autoimmune disease that left him unable to hear, see, or walk for a period of time

“You don’t really appreciate it until it’s gone,” the human rights activist admitted.

“Until you go, ‘I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to see again, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to hear again, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to walk again.'”

Kutcher didn’t specify exactly when his medical issues started, but the actor kept a relatively low profile during the pandemic lockdown, sharing just a few Instagram posts from the home he shares with Kunis, 38, while the couple were quarantined with their children.

Low Profile: While He Did Not Specify When His Medical Issues Began, Kutcher Kept A Low Profile During The Pandemic, Quarantining With Wife Mila Kunis, 38, And Their Two Children; In The Photo 2022

Low Profile: While He Did Not Specify When His Medical Issues Began, Kutcher Kept A Low Profile During The Pandemic, Quarantining With Wife Mila Kunis, 38, And Their Two Children; In The Photo 2022

Low profile: While he did not specify when his medical issues began, Kutcher kept a low profile during the pandemic, quarantining with wife Mila Kunis, 38, and their two children; In the photo 2022

The Condition That Could Have Cost Ashton Kutcher His Eyesight: What Is Vasculitis And How Is It Treated?

  • Vasculitis, also known as angiitis or arteritis, are conditions in which a person’s blood vessels become inflamed
  • Nearly 230,000 Americans suffer from some form of vasculitis
  • There are a few possible causes, including an autoimmune disease, allergic reactions, or some kind of infection
  • Types of vasculitis are divided into three categories, major, medium, and minor. The distinction is based on the size of vessels that have become inflamed
  • Typical symptoms are fever, fatigue, muscle pain and severe weight loss
  • In the most severe cases, it can cause an aneurysm or even a blood vessel to burst. Any case could prove fatal
  • It can also lead to tissue death if a vessel becomes so inflamed that it blocks blood flow to a part of the body
  • In some cases, vasculitis resolves on its own
  • Common treatments include steroid therapy that fights inflammation

Source: WebMD and The Vasculitis Foundation

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