The former "Bachelorette" participant Philipp Stehler has a lot behind him: pain, operations, almost endless hospital stays… Now the actor finally seems to be on the up, even if his serious illness has left its mark.
The diagnosis: ulcerative colitis
The reality star is struggling with a chronic bowel disease called "ulcerative colitis". The intestine is inflamed in phases and causes symptoms that occur suddenly, which can also cause severe pain. As if that wasn't hard enough, the 32-year-old had to go to the intensive care unit not too long ago due to a dangerous skin germ. He survived the operation well, although at times he was even threatened with paraplegia.
After numerous surgeries and hospital stays, an XL scar remained on the body of the "Bachelor in Paradise" star, which he now confidently presents. In his latest Instagram photo, he shows himself topless with his girlfriend, whom he lovingly kisses on the forehead. For his fans, he left a clear statement in the caption: "Wear your scars with pride! Because a person without scars has not yet felt the hardship of living in pain.”
What's next for Philipp?
The ex-dome show participant doesn't let his illness get him down - on the contrary: scars show him strength, not weakness! In the meantime, the influencer is even thinking about his future family planning and would like to have children! Until recently, he still lacked the right queen of hearts. But he could have found that too now with model Vanessa Ciomber, with whom he is currently on cloud nine.