Some people get ice cream when they recover from an illness; others post nudie pics of themselves on social media. Case in point: Pamela Anderson.
The blonde bombshell received great news recently and took to Instagram to celebrate the event. After being diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2002, Anderson revealed on Saturday that she is completely free of the disease.
The racy photo, which shows a younger Pamela Anderson relaxing in a yacht in her birthday suit, appeared with the caption, “I am CURED!!!
I am CURED!!! - I just found out #nomorehepc #thankyou #blessing #family #prayer #live 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 #love #happy #americanliverfoundation #celebration #Idontknowwhattodo #iwanttohelp #cannes #iloveboats #onthesea #free
Anderson has good reason to celebrate as Hepatitis C is a serious liver disease that could lead to death by way of cirrhosis or liver cancer. She had contracted the disease more than a decade ago after sharing a tattoo needle with her then-husband, rocker Tommy Lee. The ex-lovers remain friends after divorcing in 1998, and they have been seen attending the same various charity events, including animal rights causes.
Since there is currently no vaccine to prevent one from acquiring the disease, Anderson tried other alternatives. In an interview with People magazine, the former Baywatch babe revealed that she had been taking a new and pricey FDA-approved antiviral pill that could cure the disease within weeks.
— Hepatitis (@HepatitisRR) September 27, 2015
Unfortunately, Hepatitis C medication is currently manufactured by very few companies, resulting in sky-high prices that average people might not be able to afford. Being aware of this, Pamela Anderson added the message, "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."