Dynamo Tweets Picture With Swollen Face Due To His Crohn's Disease
Magician Dynamo has been pictured with his face swollen as a result of his Crohn's Disease.
The 34-year-old - whose real name is Steven Frayne - tweeted a photo of himself and fans were quick to support the magician.
He has struggled with the inflammatory bowel disease since he was a teenager and has had several surgeries as a result of it, including one aged 17 in which surgeons removed half of his stomach.
The incurable disease causes severe pain, inflammations of the bowels, diarrhoea, weight loss, and fever. However, it can also cause the face to swell up - as in this case.
Dude ur doing great! Keep fighting! :purple_heart::purple_heart:#raisingawareness #crohnsandcolitisuk
- #ileum4eva (@Ixeus) March 26, 2018
Hope you start to feel better again soon! :raised_hands:
- Francesca Leonard (@frannieannie93) March 26, 2018
Horrible illness, hope you can get it under control. Ignore the insults.
- Darren Chilcott (@dazzer6666) March 26, 2018
He has spoken out about his troubles living with the disease before, admitting that it causes him great pain every day of his life.
He's never let it define him or stop him achieving what he has achieved though. In an interview with BT in 2017 he said: "The pain is different for everyone who has it, but it's excruciating for me.
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"Still to this day I wake up every morning in pain, the first hour of my day is taken up, I'm usually on the toilet for a long time in pain, stomach cramps, sometimes internal bleeding.
"I have different things that I do, like heat treatments and certain meditations to get myself in a comfortable position to feel ready to get dressed and face the world. And it is very restricting on diet."
According to the charity Crohn's and Colitis UK around 300,000 people in the UK live with an inflammatory bowel disease - this number includes sufferers of Colitis - a disease that is similar to Crohn's, but can only affect the colon.
Crohn's can strike at any part of the digestive system.
Though many successful people suffer from these illnesses, Dynamo told The Sun last December about how it affects his life on a daily basis
He said: "I often have a lot of stomach pain because I suffer from Crohn's disease, so I take medication before breakfast.
"Because of my illness I can't eat dairy, gluten, fats or a lot of vegetables.
"So for breakfast I'll have something like a tuna sandwich with gluten-free bread and mayonnaise. Once, I had popcorn for a snack and spent two weeks in hospital.
"If I'm out all day I bring my meals in Tupperware boxes."
Dynamo is going back out on tour in 2018, so hopefully he will be feeling a bit better by then.
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