Top 10 Famous Hypochondriacs of the World

By | October 2, 2013

Nobody seriously would ever like to get ill and nor would anybody like the fact the he or she will have to make sure that the treatments about the illness is taken care by them only. Thus it is not at all a necessity that one has to be in this way. But we do find some traces in the history that there have been people who have always thought that they might just be ill when there is absolutely nothing wrong with them. This state of mind when a human starts to think that he or she is ill in spite of the fact that they are not, is termed as Hypochondria. Let’s talk about the top 10 famous hypochondriacs of the world.

1. Charles Darwin

 Charles Darwin

There is no doubt of the fact that Charles Darwin was one of the best Secular minds that we have had on this earth ever. The mind of his gave us the theory of evolution and it was the same mind of his that was an extreme hypochondriac. He always felt that he was ill with some ailment and went on with some cures with water. There was nothing wrong with his heart and yet he went on treating with the chores.

2. Abigail Breslin

 Abigail Breslin

The brilliant actress Abigail Breslin, who shot to fame with the film ‘Signs’ and then went on to be nominated for the best actress award for her role in ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, always feared that she might just be ill. The confusion in her mind was to such an extent that she did not watch any medical shows with the fear that she might just find some symptoms that would tell her that she was ill.

3. Adolf Hitler

 Adolf Hitler

Everybody is aware of the name of Adolf Hitler who completely shook the world with his aims of world domination but he himself always lived in the rear of getting ill. It is said that he always moved around with a huge chest of medicines and a doctor. He used to treat him with the treatments of a variety of diseases.

4. Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

He was a brilliant story teller and it is very much evident from that that he must have had an extremely strong sense of imagination. The stories like The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling and The Little Mermaid speaks tons about his brilliant imagination but the sad part is that he also imagined himself to be ill. But the world remembers him for his stories rather than his hypochondriac situation.

5. Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

One of the earliest pop stars and a huge hypochondriac, Andy Warhol stands true for the statement that hypochondriacs truly hasten their deaths. He was a man who always thought that he was ill. He would rather cross a busy street than crossing a hospital. This was his level.

6. Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust

This French man was one of the great and prolific thinkers of his time. He was one of the best writers and critics and yet, in spite of the wisdom, he feared that he was always ill. He thought he had some allergy with sound, so he completely covered his room with cork. He was so very much worried about hygiene that he never used a towel the second time.

7. Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams was one of the best authors of his times. He has written many plays that have gone on to be super hits like A Streetcar named Desire. But in spite of being such a great writer, he always thought that he was ill. Just like the other hypochondriacs he always thought that he had some sort of ailment and deserved a better treatment.

8. Glen Gould

Glen Gould

This man was one of the best classical musicians of his time. His tunes could anybody hum to it but at the same time he was disastrously eccentric. He always feared of getting ill and thus the temperature of his room had to be exactly regulated to his desire, etc. He is a classical example of a musical hypochondriac.

9. Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

Everybody knows Florence Nightingale as the famous Nurse who played a great act of Humanity during the First World War But very few people know that Florence Nightingale always thought that she was ill and went on to treat her like one. She did spend the majority of her life treating the real ailments of others and the fake ones of her.

10. Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes

The producer of the great film Aviator was also a Hypochondriac which is lesser known to most of the people. He always thought that Germs were affecting his health and thus he needed to treat himself. This rich man had all the wealth to cure his fake ailments but could not as they never really existed.

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