Did you know that many celebrities have bunions? In fact, some of your favorite celebrities may be dealing with this common foot problem. Bunions are a condition that results in a bony bump on the side of the foot, just below the ankle. They can cause pain and discomfort, making it difficult to wear certain shoes or even walk comfortably.
List of Famous Celebrities with Bunions
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If you’re curious to know which celebrities have bunions, keep reading. You’ll be surprised at some of the names on this list!
1. Meghan Markle
Before being the wife of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle could be touted as one of the celebrities with bunions surgery. If you have ever lived with bunions, you will know how painful this condition is.
Instead of living with bunions, Meghan decided to have surgery. The surgery left about 4 cm of scar. However, this type of surgery is among the most painful, according to orthopedic surgeons. The recovery may also force the patient to tone down the heels footwear for three months or so.
2. Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh has shown off her skill on the dance floor since she was 4. It is why you always see something astonishing from her in every movie she stars in.
However, she had to deal with several injuries during the shooting, especially when she did her stunts. Michelle also suffers from bunions on her right foot despite her injuries.
One time, a camera caught her swelling bunion on the red carpet. It looked swollen and painful, after all. But can you imagine how painful it was when she had to make lots of acrobatic moves while the bunion was swelling?
3. Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham always wears six-inch heels to almost every place she goes. It is like her trademark, anyway. Unfortunately, however, those towering heels led her to bunions. Other than looking ugly, bunions also cause excruciating pain in some people.
On the other hand, Victoria is one of those people who doesn’t want to get surgery to correct the deformity. Instead, she puts ice on her swelling foot and practices exercises.
4. Tilda Swinton
There are celebrities with bunions on their feet out there, more than you’ve ever imagined. Tilda Swinton, a super stylish British actress, is not immune to bunions. Regardless of how cool she seems or how great her acting is, bunions have grown on their feet.
For instance, during the Late Show in New York, Tilda decided to wear a pair of sandals. While it seemed comfy for her, people noticed that the bunion on her left foot was swelling. She also chose to wear another pair of sandals during the film promotion in Italy.
Paris Hilton also happens to be one of the pretty faces in Hollywood who have to deal with bunions. However, instead of getting them removed through surgery, Paris prefers to live with the bunions in the first place.
When most people see bunions as a flaw, Paris Hilton didn’t hesitate to wear a pair of flip-flops at the beach. It is such an example of how comfy is always better than everything in the first place. Also, Paris seems like embracing her life with bunions already.
6. Oprah Winfrey
Bunions have shown that they attack everyone, regardless of their careers and jobs. As long as you still wear impractical footwear and shoes, bunions may haunt you.
Oprah Winfrey also developed bunions on her left foot. However, if you take a closer look at Oprah’s daily life, you will know that she spent most of her time wearing heels – especially when it was work calls.
It is no wonder if she finally develops bunions on her feet. The condition was once slapped by a reporter’s camera, which seemed quite painful.
7. Jennifer Anniston
One of the famous celebrities with bunions is Jennifer Anniston. But unfortunately, being successful in every aspect of her life doesn’t make her immune to this painful condition.
While moving here and there to put her career first, one time, she was caught wearing six-inch heels on the red carpet while the bunion was swelling. It was red and seemed painful, though.
8. Amal Clooney
Amal Clooney is also part of the young celebrities with bunions. Amal is not necessarily a celebrity but is quite popular, especially after marrying George Clooney.
As a person who actively advocates and speaks on human rights topics, Amal’s life requires her to move here and there. Heels, on the other hand, are also part of her daily life. One time, cameras could snap her swollen bunions.
While it didn’t seem as painful as other people on this list, her bunions seemed quite serious. Amal Clooney also prefers to live with bunions instead of going with surgery.
9. Katie Holmes
Several flat-foot celebrities with bunions don’t shy away from wearing flip-flops while strolling in the neighborhood. But, while it seems comfy, sometimes getting surgery is the right move.
One of those celebrities who live with bunions and flat feet is Katie Holmes. While she has a great career and a stunning face, the bunions and cones on her toes might not complement her entire appearance. Just like any other people with bunions, it seems painful when it gets swollen.
10. Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell is one of the pretty celebrities with bunions. She started her career as an exotic supermodel and is now a businesswoman. However, her brilliant and shimmering career doesn’t make Naomi immune to bunions.
She never opened up about this condition, but she just showed it off, even during her runway moments. Does it hurt? How did she maintain such a perfect step on runways? Despite the impact of bunions on one’s career, Naomi Campbell is among the celebrities who don’t want to pursue surgery – at least until today.
It would be hard to find male celebrities with bunions, considering women are more likely to wear impractical shoes. Thus, the famous names listed above are all women.
Bunions are treatable even though you must undergo surgery like any other condition. While the traditional one will require the patient to wait for a few weeks for recovery, some less invasive options are available.
From the celebrities above, you may learn that wearing a pair of comfy shoes is not an option but a must.
Winda joined Kakkean as a writer in June 2022. She covers celebrity news and entertainment. Winda started her journalism back in senior high school when she joined the school's journalism competition. After graduating from senior high school, she took journalism study at Universitas Multimedia Nusantara and started to work in PonTV.