TikTok personality Kyle Prue recently opened up about his own battle with Lyme disease, after witnessing the mixed reactions to Bella Hadid’s announcement about her successful treatment for the disease. Prue, who has been living with Lyme disease for almost a decade, found it disheartening to see people questioning Hadid’s health journey.
In a TikTok video that he shared, Prue revealed that he has been dealing with the illness for the majority of his life, with some of his organs functioning improperly as a result. Although he didn’t go into detail about all the ways in which he has suffered, he did mention that he has to take pills every day to manage the damage caused by the disease.
Prue was shocked by the skepticism and ridicule that met Hadid’s heartfelt Instagram statement about her struggles with Lyme. He also addressed some of the misconceptions surrounding the disease that have been circulating on social media. While it is true that Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks, it often leads to complications beyond a simple bug bite, including joint damage, cardiac issues, and neurological problems.
The disease is typically treated with antibiotics, although severe cases may require stronger medications. While most people make a full recovery within a few months, it is possible for the infection to reoccur. Additionally, some patients experience persistent symptoms, known as Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS).
Prue admitted that the discourse surrounding Lyme disease has been emotionally affecting for him. He has heard claims that the illness is a fake disease invented by wealthy individuals. However, he emphasized that he was not trying to cover anything up and was simply dealing with the reality of being sick.
Prue’s TikTok video shed light on a different side of his life, as he is best known for his comedic content on TikTok and YouTube. He is the creator of the series “How To Piss Off Men” and the founder of Sparking Literacy, a nonprofit organization that promotes reading and writing among teenagers.
The reason Prue had not previously shared his Lyme diagnosis was due to the fear of being belittled. However, he decided to speak out to raise awareness and combat the misconceptions surrounding the disease.
Prue’s story serves as a reminder that Lyme disease is a complex and challenging illness that affects many individuals. It emphasizes the importance of understanding and supporting those who are living with chronic conditions.