Glenn Beck has revealed a shocking secret he has kept for five years: He’s battling several serious medical conditions that have wreaked havoc on his brain functioning.
The conservative pundit came clean about his health problems on his network, TheBlaze TV, on Monday night, explaining why he was slowly slipping away from the spotlight – and how he has miraculously recovered.
“I was told by doctors just this last spring … that I could no longer work the way I had been working because it was literally killing me,” he said, tearing up.
About five years ago, Beck, now 50, began “to have a string of health issues that quite honestly made me look crazy,” he said. “And quite honestly, I have felt crazy because of them.”
The right-wing media personality was plagued by vocal cord paralysis, couldn’t sleep but never felt tired and struggled with his eyesight (one symptom he did disclose publicly). He’d forget names and faces and suffered from seizures.
“We didn’t know at the time what was causing me to feel as though, out of nowhere, my hands or feet or arms or legs would feel like someone had just crushed them,” he said, “or set them on fire, or pushed broken glass through my feet.”
After countless medical tests and consultations with the country’s top doctors, Beck moved his family from New York to Texas, discovering a local rehab facility, Carrick Brain Centers. He was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, adrenal fatigue, and Addison’s disease, among other ailments.
But now, he seems to be back on track.
“After months of treatment and completely changing the way I eat, sleep, work and live, along with ongoing hormone treatment and intensive physical therapy, I have reversed the process,” he said. “Some of the physical scars will be with me for the rest of my life … but my brain is back online in a big way.”