Has Ashley Olsen been struggling with a debilitating bacterial illness?
According to OK! Magazine, the fashion mogul has reportedly been diagnosed with Lyme Disease after getting bitten by a tick several time years ago. "She's really sick," a source supposedly told the mag. "It's gotten worse."
OK! Also reported that Ashley was diagnosed in the "very late stages," so she's suffering from the symptoms of it. According to the CDC, typical symptoms of Lyme Disease are fever, headache, fatigue and a skin rash, but the infection can spread to joints, the heart and the nervous system if let untreated.
So far, neither Ashley or her reps have confirmed or denied that she has Lyme Disease. Last month though, Avril Lavigne revealed she was battling the disease, telling People, "I had no idea a bug bite could do this," the "Hello Kitty" singer continued, adding that she thought she had been bitten by a tick last spring. "I was bedridden for five months. I felt like I couldn't breathe, I couldn't talk and I couldn't move. I thought I was dying."
At the time, the singer said she was "80 percent better," adding that her fans' support helped lift her up when she was feeling so ill. "The get-well messages and videos they sent touched me so deeply," she said. "This was a wake-up call. I really just want to enjoy life from here on out."
Avril went on to say that she hoped sharing her story would help educate people about the disease and feels like she is responsible to raise awareness about it.