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Ashton Kutcher Reveals His Medical Diagnosis That Impacted His Vision & Hearing: 'Lucky to Be Alive'

“Like two years ago, I had this weird, super rare form of vasculitis that, like, knocked out my vision, it knocked out my hearing, it knocked out, like, all my equilibrium,” Ashton said in a clip from an upcoming episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge (via Access Hollywood).

“You don’t really appreciate it until it’s gone,” he added. “Until you go, ‘I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to see again, I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to hear again, I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to walk again.’”

“Lucky to be alive,” he said. Ashton added that it took him a year to recover.

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Vasculitis involves inflammation of the blood vessels. The inflammation can cause the walls of the blood vessels to thicken, which reduces the width of the passageway through the vessel. If blood flow is restricted, it can result in organ and tissue damage.”

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