14 Dyslexic Celebrities Who Still Struggle With The Disorder

9) Patrick Dempsey

006-9-patrick-dempsey-5d5d5c0e33b10c7d2c39576410693086At the age of twelve, Patrick Dempsey (who was a juggling master at the time, fun fact) was diagnosed with dyslexia. While the disorder was rough on him during acting auditions, it didn’t stop him from achieving his goals of making it in Hollywood and earn some Emmy and Golden Globe nominations in the process.

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8) Ozzy Osbourne

007-8-ozzy-osbourne-806113Before he became the Prince of Darkness, iconic rocker Ozzy Osbourne battled with dyslexia in high school. He dropped out at the age of 15 because of the disorder and started working small jobs as an apprentice toolmaker and a car factory horn-tuner before serving three months in jail for breaking and entering.

7) Salma Hayek

008-7-salma-hayek-806148Not only did Salma Hayek have to go through the task of not understanding English as a kid, but she also was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. She managed to overcome her dyslexia in order to have a better grasp of the English language, which helped her land movie roles in the States.

6) Charlotte McKinney

009-6-charlotte-mckinney-806331Charlotte McKinney’s battle with dyslexia forced her to drop out of high school at the age of 17, but she gained a huge online following as a model. In 2015, her performances on “Dancing with the Stars” were often marred by her disorder; she was the second celebrity to be eliminated.

5) Keanu Reeves

010-5-keanu-reeves-c0d90fb32d655fe2760bc5f1d28e9d52Keanu Reeves wasn’t doing so well with his grades in school because of his dyslexia, but he was very into hockey. The actor was called “The Wall” for his stint as the high school goalie for De La Salle College. His dreams of being a successful hockey player like Martin Brodeur or Patrick Roy came to an end after an injury, though.