Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin wants fans to know she is very much alive and kicking, contrary to recent tabloid reports claiming that the 42-year-old actress is dying from the lung disease sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is a disease that can affect multiple organs in the body but mostly occurs in the lung area. The disease has no known cause or cure and affects millions around the world...even animals. Common ailments from the disease include severe fatigue when performing simple tasks (such as walking), bone and joine paint, and trouble breathing. Comedian Bernie Mac died from complications associated with sarcoidosis.
In a statement to People Magazine, Campbell Martin admits to having sarcoidosis but goes on to say "Thank you, everyone, for your concern".
"However, no worry is needed," the statement continues. "I was diagnosed with a lung disorder that some people walk around with and don’t even know they have."
A mother of two, Campbell-Martin says she's had sarcoidosis for nearly 10 years.
"Through early diagnosis I'm happy to share that I stay healthy with diet and exercise," she says.