Great to hear from Pamela Anderson, especially with such good news. She announced on Instagram that after famously contracting Hepatitis C from her ex-husband, Tommy Lee, she is now cured. She told the story years ago of how he allegedly failed to disclose that he carried the virus before sharing a tattoo needle with her:
A tattoo artist came to our hotel because Tommy wanted a specific tattoo. He was doing his tattoo, and I was looking through the art book that this guy brought. And I said, ‘Oh, my God, oh, that is such a beautiful tattoo. Can I have that, too?'” Anderson recalls. “And he goes, ‘Well I only brought one needle, but you guys are married. I mean there’s nothing you could give each other, is there?’ And I was like, ‘No.’ And Tommy goes, ‘No.’ I get the tattoo, time passes, and after a physical, my doctor calls and says I have hepatitis C.
Anderson probably thought she'd be carrying a reminder of her ex's deceitfulness forever, but nope:
Her caption reads:
I am CURED!!! - I just found out #nomorehepc #thankyou#blessing #family #prayer #live I pray anyone living with Hep C can qualify or afford treatment. It will be more available soon. I know treatment is hard to get still...#dontlosehope #itworkedforme#thereisacure #love #happy#americanliverfoundation #celebration#Idontknowwhattodo #iwanttohelp#cannes #iloveboats #onthesea #free
Yes, Hepatitis C can be cured, but the cocktail of drugs needed to make it happen can run tens of thousands of dollars, so not many people will be anytime soon. Also, "cured" is somewhat in quotation marks, because for Hep C it means that when tested you don't have any of the virus in your blood six months after ending drug treatment. The final drug in the mix was only approved in 2011, so it's hard to say what the long-term results will be. However, they are very promising, and Anderson has every right to scream her celebration from the rafters. Looking good, lady: