Brian Austin Green is opening up about his “rough” battle with ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that caused him to lose “about 20 pounds”. recently. the Beverly Hills, 90210 actor, 48, shared his health journey on hello america Thusday alongside his girlfriend Sharna Burgess, who is currently expecting the couple’s first child.
Green explained that he had “dealt with ulcerative colitis a few times” and each time the disease was “a real difficult experience.” He continued, “Sharna had never experienced it” because the Dancing with the stars pro noted, “I didn’t realize how debilitating it was until I saw him and watched him lose weight.” As Green lost “about 20 pounds”, Burgess, 36, revealed she was starting to get “scared” about the symptoms she saw her boyfriend experiencing.
“Having not been through this stuff before, and still learning, I was supportive and loving and [like]”I’m here for you ‘and I’m scared inside how long is this going to last?’, she said. Now Green has completely overhauled his diet in a bid to ease his symptoms. “I try to avoid gluten and dairy as much as possible,” he explained. “It’s really just dietary, like, as long as I can keep things in my system that my body don’t think I’m poisoning him, so he’s not fighting back.” He added, “I was eating food, and literally it felt like my body wasn’t processing any of it. So when you start to catch up, like staying sufficiently hydrated, it’s such a battle.”
Green has been keeping fans updated on his condition since revealing he has ulcerative colitis on Instagram last month. “Hey everyone, so I disappeared from Instagram for a while. I had ulcerative colitis for about six, six and a half weeks, which wasn’t much fun,” he said. at the time in a video. “Horrible time.”
Green had nothing but praise for Burgess as she helped him regain his health even during the pregnancy of their child. “It’s amazing how people can adapt to situations and how well she has adapted to this situation,” he said. The Australian native is currently 33 weeks pregnant with her first child, and Green is also father to Journey, 5, Bodhi, 8, and Noah, 9, with his ex-wife, Megan Fox, as well as Kassius , 20 years. from a previous relationship.