VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Kristin Chenoweth Reveals Asthma Struggles on THE DOCTORS Today
In a THE DOCTORS exclusive, Emmy and Tony Award-winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth ("Glee," "Pushing Daisies") opens up about her struggle with asthma - a secret she's kept private for over 10 years, today, March 4 (check your local listings). Chenoweth reveals she first started feeling the effects after being in New York City during the events of September 11, 2001 and discusses how she will now work to raise awareness about the condition
"Ten years ago, around the time after 9/11, I began to suffer with not being able to get my breath," explains the singer. After visiting a doctor in her hometown in Oklahoma, she was diagnosed with the disorder and prescribed a rescue inhaler. "I didn't know that 25 million Americans had it," said Chenoweth, who went public in 2007 about being diagnosed with Ménière's disease, an inner-ear disorder that can cause vertigo, headaches and nausea, among other symptoms. .
"If you manage your asthma, you can live a full, complete life," said Dr. Travis Stork, co-host of the Emmy-winning Syndicated daytime talk show. "Your ability to still wow audiences and wow us, despite battling asthma, is truly impressive."
Tune in on Tuesday, March 4 to see the full interview and also get a sneak peek at Chenoweth's new PSA to raise awareness for asthma. Then, THE DOCTORS weighs in on the controversial story of a Girl Scout who set up shop outside a marijuana dispensary - and sold an enormous number of cookies. Later, learn which foods may help treat high cholesterol and diabetes. Plus, hear how a jolt of caffeine from an energy drink landed a 22-year-old man in the emergency room.