Having an ostomy isn’t the end of the world as some may think. In fact, it’s a new beginning. You can still do the same things you’ve done before, the only difference is that your “plumbing is rearranged.” There are famous people who lived or still live with an ileostomy or colostomy due to Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, birth defect, an injury, colon cancer or other reasons.
It can be permanent, when an organ has to be removed, or temporary, when the organ needs to heal. Here are some famous people you may not know about who didn’t let a stoma get in the way of accomplishing their goals: 1.