Mila Kunis on being by husband Ashton Kutcher’s side during life-threatening health scare
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Actor, Mila Kunis, has opened up about how she dealt with husband, Ashton Kutcher's, terrifying and life-threatening health scare in November 2019.
Ashton battled a rare form of vasculitis, an autoimmune disease that causes vision and hearing loss and left him largely immobile.
According to the NHS, the condition is caused by inflammation of the blood vessels and can lead to organ damage.
A terrifying time for the couple, who went public with their relationship in 2012 after first meeting while filming the hit TV series, That 70's Show, in 1998-2006.
The couple, who got engaged in 2014, announced they were expecting their first child together a month later.
They secretly married in 2015, welcoming eight-year-old daughter, Wyatt, and six-year-old son, Dimitri, in close succession afterwards.
During an interview on Paramount+'s health series, The Check Up, in December of last year, Kutcher explained: "I woke up one day and was having vision issues, could hardly see. Knocked out my hearing, which threw off my equilibrium, my balance and I couldn't walk."
Host of the show, Dr. David Agus, said it was beautiful how devoted wife and Friends with Benefits star, Kunis 'just curled up' next to him and never left his side.
His condition only came to light last year, however, after Kutcher opened up about the autoimmune flare-up during an episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls: The Challenge on National Geographic, during which he revealed he was "lucky to be alive."
ET magazine spoke with Kunis about her husband's health during that period and how the couple 'powered through' that scary time.
"So, this happened right before COVID, so this was three years ago," said the mum of two.
39-year-old Mila has spoken about just getting through that time: "I don't think you have time to sit down and talk, you kinda just power through."
"You go and deal with whatever health issue comes your way, but you still got kids, you still got a family, you have to live life. And I think that we are so fortunate to have one another, but as far as sitting there and incessantly talking about things, no. You gotta do."
Kutcher said of his recovery on Running Wild With Bear Grylls: "It took me like a year to build it all back up. You don't really appreciate it until it's gone.
"The minute you start seeing your obstacles as things that are made for you, to give you what you need, then life starts to get fun, right?" he said. "You start surfing on top of your problems instead of living underneath them."