2017 X FACTOR star Lloyd Macey was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2013 whilst at university.
I am just one among thousands of sufferers from IBD in the UK and while I think It’s really important for people in the public eye to speak out about their own conditions in order for the wider public to gain a greater understanding. It's also important that everyone understands that each person's illness is as unique as they are. I consider myself fortunate and my experience of my illness is far different from the many people out there who struggle to live with their conditions on a day to day basis.
While our conditions give us, a common bond they do not define us as individuals or people. As such, I can’t offer advice on how each person should deal with their own illness. However if someone asks how I deal with feeling unwell, I say that on those days I tell myself that I am more than my condition.