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Amputee Celebs Who Might Surprise You

Amputation is not prejudiced by socio-economic status. Here are five celebrities that might surprise you to know are, or were, amputees.
Singer Ella Fitzgerald, often referred to as the "Voice of Jazz," had a double leg amputation in 1993. It was her diabetes that made the amputations necessary. Iconic actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor had her leg amputated above the knee in 2011. She had an untreatable infection.

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen was racing his Corvette through Sheffield, England, in 1984 when he crashed it into a brick wall. He was lucky to survive the accident, but it cost him his left arm. The drummer learned to play one-handed and carried on.

Politician Ted Kennedy Jr., who is the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, had his right leg amputated in 1973 after doctors found bone cancer. And baseball fans may remember major league pitcher Dave Dravecky who suffered a career setback in the late 1980s when he was diagnosed with cancer in his left arm. Doctors eventually had to amputate. Dravecky became an author and public speaker.

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