List of people with chronic fatigue syndrome

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This is a list of notable people diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). ME is sometimes referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is the standard global name as stated by the World Health Organization (WHO) ICD-10 G93.3.

Name Occupation Nationality
Michelle Akers[1] Former Olympic soccer player American
Paul Atherton[2] Television & Film Producer British
Richie Barnett[3] Rugby League player and television presenter New Zealander
Henrik Berggren (33) Lead singer in the band Broder Daniel Swedish
Emma Blackery[1] Youtuber and singer-songwriter British
Susan Blackmore[1] Writer and lecturer British
Howard Bloom[1] Publicist and writer American
Olaf Bodden[4] Professional soccer player German
Ricky Carmichael[5] Motocross racer American
Cher[1][6] Recording artist, actress, director, and record producer American
Roger Cicero Jazz and pop musician German
Pema Chödrön[7] Buddhist nun American
Tom Clarke[8] Politician British
Neil Codling[9] keyboard player for the band Suede British
Michael Crawford Actor and singer British
Laura Dundovic[10] Former Miss Universe Australia Australian
Blake Edwards[1][11] Film director, screenwriter and producer American
Florian-Ayala Fauna[12] Artist, musician, music producer American
Flea (Michael Balzary)[13] Bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Australian-American
Clare Francis[14] Yachtswoman and novelist British
Luke Ford[15] Journalist and Blogger Australian-American
Leigh Hatcher[16] Journalist and news presenter Australian
Susan Harris[17] Television writer and producer American
Jens Höing[18] Racing driver German
Laura Hillenbrand[1][19] Author American
Andy Hunt[1][20] Association footballer British
Keith Jarrett[1] Jazz pianist American
Leonard A. Jason[21] Professor of psychology at DePaul University American
Martin Lev[22] Actor British
Peter Marshall[23] Squash player British
Brooks Mileson[24] Businessman British
Sophia Mirza[25] Often wrongly reported as being the first person to die from the disease British
Stuart Murdoch Musician, lead singer in the band Belle and Sebastian British (Scottish)
Stevie Nicks[26] American singer-songwriter American
Andrew Oldcorn[27] Golfer British
Amy Peterson[1] Short track speed skater American
Henry Percy 11th Duke of Northumberland British
Martin Phillips[20] Association footballer British
David Puttnam[28] British film maker and producer British
John Rutter[29] Composer British
Ali Smith[1][30] Author British
Robin Söderling[31] Tennis player Swedish
Naomi Weisstein[32] Author and neuroscientist American
Ken Wilber[33] Author American
Chris Willsher[1] Singer with The Bus Station Loonies British


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  6. ^ "Interview with Cher". 2006-11-05. Retrieved 2007-10-16.
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  17. ^ "Biography for Susan Harris". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-10-16.
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  22. ^ "The Cast of Bugsy Malone". Paramount. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-31.
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  28. ^ Sarah Boseley (2004-04-27). "Puttnam tells of 16 years with ME". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2009-01-06.
  29. ^ Donald McLeod. "Composer of the Week: John Rutter". Retrieved 2013-10-10.
  30. ^ France, Louise (2005-05-22). "Life stories: Ali Smith". Guardian Unlimited. London. Retrieved 2007-10-16.
  31. ^ Kalle Forssell. "Söderling: Varför ska jag sätta ett datum?". Retrieved 2013-10-10.
  32. ^ Jesse Lemisch; Naomi Weisstein (1997). "Remarks on Naomi Weisstein".
  33. ^ Ken Wilbur (2006). "Meditate and Eat Your Veggies".

33. "Henrik Berggren drabbad av kroniskt trötthetssyndrom" (Article in Swedish)