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Celebs with Digestive Disorders

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Jack Black
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7. Jack Black

In most cases, gallstones are harmless, hard, pebble-shaped balls formed from cholesterol or bilirubin. They can be as small as a grain of sand and you might not even know you have them. But, if one gets lodged in a gallbladder duct, or grows as large a golf ball – you’ll know it’s there, which was the case for Jack Black.

The comedian was first diagnosed with gallstones when he was 16. It wasn’t until 18 years that Black had his gallbladder removed to end his gallstone problems.

Those most at risk for developing gallstones include individuals with a blood disorder, liver disease, diabetes, or those who are obese or have lost weight rapidly.

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More than 500,000 Americans undergo gallstones surgery annually.