Florence Pugh suffers from rare condition that forced her to move from England to Spain

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Florence Pugh suffers from rare condition that forced her to move from England to Spain

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Florence Pugh has spoken about a rare condition which caused her to move from England to Spain.

Appearing on Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Pugh travelled through Costa Rica with Bear Grylls where the pair started their journey by jumping out of a helicopter.

During the 48 hour trip which followed rappelling out of a helicopter in scenes you'd expect from Black Widow, they navigated rivers, rapids and waterfalls.

While they were on their journey, Pugh opened up about having a rare medical condition which caused her family to move from England to Spain.

The Hollywood star opened up about a rare condition she has struggled with. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo
The Hollywood star opened up about a rare condition she has struggled with. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

The actor spoke about her family's decision to move countries when Pugh was between the ages of three and six based on medical advice.

She said: "We were in Spain because I have a breathing issue, and when I was younger they kind of just advised that a hotter climate would be better.

"I have asthma and I have this thing called tracheomalacia as well. And so from a young age, I've just had a different breathing system.

"Now as an adult, unless I get ill, it doesn't really affect me as intensely as it did when I was younger."

Tracheomalacia is a rare condition which can cause the walls of the windpipe to collapse and block a person's airway, making it very difficult for them to breathe.

Luckily it sounds as though the condition no longer troubles Pugh as much as it did when she was younger.

Florence Pugh's family moved to Spain when she was young for her health. Credit: dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo
Florence Pugh's family moved to Spain when she was young for her health. Credit: dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo

Pugh isn't the only Hollywood star to speak openly about a serious medical condition on Running Wild with Bear Grylls, as Ashton Kutcher recently opened up about a major medical scare.

He revealed that he'd suffered from a rare form of vasculitis, a condition which causes the walls of blood vessels to thicken and reduces or even cuts off the supply of blood to some parts of the body.

It's a potentially life threatening condition that left the actor temporarily unable to see, hear or walk and Kutcher believes himself 'lucky to be alive' following his experiences with it.

The long running series follows Grylls as he takes a celebrity through harsh or hostile environments as they reveal personal truths about themselves.

A whole host of famous guests have appeared on the show, including former US president Barack Obama.

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Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV, Black Widow

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