Tim Howard

Tim Howard

U.S. soccer star goalkeeper, Tim Howard was diagnosed with TS when he was only nine years old.  Howard immersed himself in sports as a child, excelling in soccer.(1)  He suffers from tics of facial twitching, clearing of throat and OCD.(2) … Continue reading

Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes

Billionaire Howard Hughes, a businessman, engineer, aviator and film producer was a victim of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  Best portrayed by Leonardo Dicaprio in The Aviator, a few of Hughes’ eccentric traits include organizing the size of his peas to obsessing … Continue reading

Marc Summers

Marc Summers

Marc Summers, a well known television host and personality, suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  As the game show host for Nickelodeon’s Double Dare, Summers was often slimed, pied in the face or pushed into the tub of peanut butter and … Continue reading

Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd

Famous Canadian actor and comedian, Dan Aykroyd, was diagnosed with mild Tourette Syndrome and Aspergers at a young age.  As a child he would often hear voices and suffer from physical tics such as grunting and nervousness.  Fortunately Aykroyd’s symptoms … Continue reading

David Beckham

David Beckham

British soccer sensation, David Beckham constantly battles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  A true perfectionist on the field and off, his disorder haunts him on a daily basis.  Playing for well-known soccer teams such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, Milan and … Continue reading

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Famous Classical composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, battled Tourette Syndrome.  In the documentary, What Makes Mozart Tic?, James McConnel suggests that the musical genius’ compositions were influenced by TS.(1)  According to McConnel, Mozart displayed signs of twitching and obsessive nature, all … Continue reading

Dr. Samuel Johnson

Dr. Samuel Johnson

Dr. Samuel Johnson, the famous 18th century English author, was plagued by various illnesses at a young age.   He suffered from scrofula, which left him with facial and neck scarring.  Dr. Johnson had hearing problems as well as poor eyesight.(1) … Continue reading

Jim Eisenreich

Jim Eisenreich

Jim Eisenreich, a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies, Florida Marlins and LA Dodgers, battled Tourette Syndrome since the young age of seven.  It was around the same time that he found … Continue reading

Michael Wolff

Michael Wolff

Michael Wolff, a famous Jazz musician, composer and producer, has lived with Tourette Syndrome since he was a child.  Growing up with a mild case of TS, he made a conscious effort to hide his vocal and motor tics, which … Continue reading

Marc Elliot

Marc Elliot

Marc Elliot, a talented speaker and author, suffered from Hirschsprung Disease when he was an infant.  As a result of several successful surgeries, only four feet of his large intestines remain but is Hirschsprung Disease free.(1)  At the age of … Continue reading