Pamela Anderson Announces She's Cured of Hepatitis C With Nude Instagram Post

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Pamela Anderson, who has suffered from the effects of Hepatitis C for 16 years, announced on Saturday that she's free of the disease by posting a photo of herself nude on a yacht via Instagram.

Sound about right for the 48-year-old former Baywatch babe.

"I am CURED!!!," she wrote in the caption, along with a number of happy hashtags. "I pray anyone living with Hep C can qualify or afford treatment. It will be more available soon. I know treatment is hard to get still...#dontlosehope #itworkedforme #thereisacure."

Earlier this summer, the model and actress told People magazine she had been prescribed a new FDA-approved drug regimen after experimenting with a slew of alternative treatments.

Anderson was diagnosed with Hep C in 2002 after sharing a tattoo needle with her then-husband Tommy Lee. She has described the ordeal as being diagnosed with a "death sentence."

"I think it really worked on my self esteem," she said. "Even though I may have looked confident on the outside, I think it really was a dark cloud that lingered over me."

Anderson says she has used her fame to help remove the stigma of hepatitis C.

"I've always been an advocate of trying to remove stigma from hepatitis C from aids," she says. "I think subconsciously [the disease] just works on you."

Today, the animal activist says she feels better (and younger) than ever.

"I actually just look in the mirror everyday and I feel like I'm looking younger and younger and I feel like I'm getting those 20 years back."

What do you think of Pam Anderson's nude photo on Instagram?

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