Health & Fitness

Paul McCartney Reveals Health Status In New Video

June 25th, 2014 7:01pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney has reached out to fans to let them know how he's feeling after a vicious viral illness forced him to postpone several concerts in June.

McCartney, who appears to be in high spirits, says in the video, "Hey, how you doing everybody? Everyone's been asking me how I feel. I feel great. Thank you very much for asking.

"Hey listen, this is just also a note to say that the dates that was postponed ... have been rescheduled for September and October. So come and see us then, and we'll come and see you."

Paul then solo'ed with an air guitar, "Feeling great, rockin' and rollin'....

Former 'Good Morning America' Host Joan Lunden Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

June 24th, 2014 11:15pm EDT
Joan Lunden
Former "Good Morning America" host Joan Lunden returned to her former show on Tuesday morning to announce that she's battling breast cancer.

Lunden sat down with current host and breast cancer survivor Robin Roberts to explain her situation.

"I heard those words that every woman fears and never wants to hear, 'You have breast cancer'," said Lunden, 63. "In the beginning, it's such a shock. It's a stunner... For me, I'm a health advocate, I'm all over America talking to women, saying, 'Make sure that you get all of your check-ups all the time.' You almost feel like, 'What did I do wrong?'

Tracy Morgan Upgraded To Fair Condition

June 17th, 2014 12:04pm EDT
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan fans hoping for some good news have received it: the comedian has been upgraded to fair condition.

Morgan's publicist Lewis Kay said in a statement, via E! News, "Happy to pass along that Tracy has been upgraded to fair condition, which is a great improvement. His personality is certainly starting to come back as well."

Kay added that Morgan's assistant Jeffrey Millea has also been upgraded to fair condition. The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. Revealed that fellow comedian Ardie Fuqua is still in critical condition.

The American Hospital Assoc...

Tracy Morgan's Estranged Mother Turned Away From Visiting Him In The Hospital

June 12th, 2014 12:11am EDT
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan's mother hasn't been allowed to see her son as he recovers in a New Jersey hospital following a fatal car crash in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

The comedian and two friends were hospitalized and in critical condition following the crash, which left one man, Morgan's comedy writer James McNair, dead.

Morgan hasn't seen his mother, Alicia Warden, in over a decade, and she learned of the accident on television.

Warden went to see her son at the hospital on Sunday but Morgan's fiancee Megan Wollover turned her away and wouldn't allow the visit, but when his mother returned l...

Chris and Heidi Powell Preview Season 4 Of 'Extreme Weight Loss'

May 27th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
Chris and Heidi Powell Preview Season 4 Of 'Extreme Weight Loss'
Now that you're coming out of that Memorial Day Weekend food coma, it's time to get back to being healthy. At least, that's ABC's thinking, as Season 4 of the network's hit reality series Extreme Weight Loss begins tonight. BFTV chatted with the show's trainers, Chris and Heidi Powell, about what we can expect from this season.

Watch the video interview below as Chris and Heidi tell us about how they've changed up this season by partnering with the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado, and how it's not easy for them to pick a favorite of the 17 transformations ...

Get Tested, Get Photographed, Fight The Stigma: The HIV Equal Campaign

May 20th, 2014 7:00am EDT
Get Tested, Get Photographed, Fight The Stigma: The HIV Equal Ca columnist Jeza Belle sat down with celebrity photographer Thomas Evans to find out about HIV Equal, the HIV awareness campaign Thomas is helping to spearhead.

Tell our readers about the campaign and what it entails?

HIV Equal is a multi-media campaign that is centered on the importance of HIV testing and awareness. Everyone has a status and HIV Equal is all about knowing your status. Our campaign hosts events all over the United States, and we have even been to Zimbabwe in Africa, where we offer people a free 100 percent confidential HIV test. As part of the initiative I ...

Hugh Jackman Has Skin Cancer Surgery Again

May 9th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Hugh Jackman Has Skin Cancer Surgery Again
Actor Hugh Jackman posted a photo of himself on Instagram on Thursday wearing a bandage over his nose following surgery to remove a Basel Cell Carsinoma (BCC).

He captioned the image: "Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!."

He added on Twitter: "Huge thanks to Dr. Arian and Dr. Born for operating on my nose until 10:20pm! #SUNSCREEN"

Jackman had cancerous cells removed in November as well.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, BCC is a treatable and common form of skin cancer. It is identified by lesions or growth...

Shailene Woodley Explains Clay Diet To David Letterman

May 7th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Shailene Woodley Explains Clay Diet To David Letterman
Back in March Shailene Woodley revealed in an interview that she eats clay to clean the heavy metals out of her system. She further explained her ritual to David Letterman on Tuesday night.

"If you look at indigenous cultures around the world, people are eating clay almost daily. It's just a part of their diet... because it's really good for their bodies," she said. "Clay binds to other materials in your body and helps your body excrete those materials that are not necessarily the best for you..."

The actress read about the benefits of clay and started making her own toothpaste with it.


Danica McKellar Breaks A Rib Rehearsing For 'Dancing With The Stars'

April 26th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
Danica McKellar
Dancing can be hazardous to your health. Former “The Wonder Years” star Danica McKellar broke a rib while rehearsing for "Dancing With The Stars" earlier this week.

McKellar, 39, announced the news on Twitter, writing: "So...I broke a rib in yesterday's #DWTS rehearsal. Trying my best to pull thru and could use your prayers!! #wanttokeepdancing."

It's unclear whether she will be able to compete next week or whether she will be forced to take a break from the dancing competition.

She's not the only one to battle an injury this season. Actor Billy Dee Williams was forced to leave the show...

Debbie Gibson Reveals She's Battling Lyme Disease

April 19th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Debbie Gibson Reveals She's Battling Lyme Disease
Singer Debbie Gibson has decided to open up about a health diagnosis after fans started criticizing her weight loss.

The 80s pop star announced on her website on Wednesday in a post title "When life hands you a lemon...or lyme!" that she's battling Lyme disease. She wrote, "It is an elusive disease that disguises itself as many other things, and creates a lot of pain and discomfort. The first symptoms came in the form of food sensitivities. I found I could not touch sugar, starch, caffeine, certain oils, without having a severe reaction that felt like electricity running through my body."