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The Bachelorette’s J.P. Rosenbaum says he’s battling rare disease Guillain-Barré syndrome


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The Bachelorette’s J.P. Rosenbaum says he’s battling rare disease Guillain-Barré syndrome: ‘Yeah, I had to Google that one too’

The Bachelorette’s J.P. Rosenbaum said he’s battling a rare disease called Guillain-Barré syndrome.

The Bachelorette personality and wife Ashley Herbert, who met through the show, said in separate Instagram Stories posts that the 42-year-old reality star was currently hospitalized amid the battle.

Rosenbaum said of the scarce condition, ‘Yeah, I had to Google that one too.’

The latest: The Bachelorette’s J.P. Rosenbaum, 42, and wife Ashley Herbert, 34, said he’s battling a rare disease called Guillain-Barré syndrome. In a post she left on Instagram Stories, Herbert posed with her husband of seven years in a selfie as he laid in his hospital bed

In a series of clips on the social media site, Rosenbaum said his downturn in health was ‘very surreal, and humbling and crazy [and] rare.’

He explained some of the symptoms that led him to the unexpected diagnosis: ‘Things you do every day, like picking up this phone, or buttoning buttons, tying shoelaces, putting on deodorant, just can’t do it, picking up my kids, can’t do it.’

He said he has difficulty wiping himself, and ‘might have Ashley assist on the next one,’ noting he ‘can’t really believe’ what is happening.

Rosenbaum said he’s expecting to be hospitalized and under observation in the oncoming week, noting that ‘there’s lot of physical therapy in [his] future.’

In the loop: Ashley updated fans on the condition of her spouse on the social media site

In the loop: Ashley updated fans on the condition of her spouse on the social media site 

Trying time: In a series of clips on the social media site, Rosenbaum said his downturn in health was 'very surreal, and humbling and crazy [and] rare'

Trying time: In a series of clips on the social media site, Rosenbaum said his downturn in health was ‘very surreal, and humbling and crazy [and] rare’

Long road ahead: Rosenbaum said he's expecting to be hospitalized and under observation in the oncoming week, noting that 'there's lot of physical therapy in [his] future'

Long road ahead: Rosenbaum said he’s expecting to be hospitalized and under observation in the oncoming week, noting that ‘there’s lot of physical therapy in [his] future’

In a post she left on Instagram Stories, Herbert posed with her husband of seven years in a selfie as he laid in his hospital bed.

‘JP was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome yesterday,’ she said in a caption over an image of her spouse. ‘He is in treatment and doing well. It may be a long road to full recovery, but we are so grateful to everyone that has helped us get to a speedy diagnosis and treatment.’

Rosenbaum and Herbert tied the knot in 2012 in a ceremony officiated by the show’s Chris Harrison. They have two children: Fordham and Essex. 

Dazzling: The Bachelor Nation couple was snapped in October at an event in LA

Dazzling: The Bachelor Nation couple was snapped in October at an event in LA 

Romance: Rosenbaum and Herbert tied the knot in 2012 in a ceremony officiated by the show's Chris Harrison

Romance: Rosenbaum and Herbert tied the knot in 2012 in a ceremony officiated by the show’s Chris Harrison 

What is Guillain-Barré syndrome?

Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which complications on one’s immune system leads to damage to the nerves and weakness to the muscles, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .

The disease can result in paralysis or death, according to the CDC. Most of those suffering from the diseases fully recover, but it can leave permanent damages to the nerves.

The disease impacted about 1 of every 100,000 people, with annual domestic cases in the U.S. ranging from 3,000-6,000 people. It is predominantly found in men ages 50 and above.

Doctors typically treat the condition with plasma exchanges and immunoglobulin therapy, the CDC said.

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