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Pamela Anderson celebrates successful hepatitis C treatment - 'I am cured!'

Published 09/11/2015

Pamela Anderson has stripped off several times for the animal cruelty charity
Pamela Anderson has stripped off several times for the animal cruelty charity

Pamela Anderson says she has been "cured" of hepatitis C.

The Baywatch actress (48) claimed she contracted the disease from a sharing a tattoo needle with her ex-husband Tommy Lee and has credited a new miracle drug with helping her beat it.

The mother-of-two was first diagnosed 16 years ago and tried the anti-viral drug earlier this year and is thrilled with the results.

She wrote on Instagram: ''I am CURED!!! - I just found out #nomorehepc #thankyou #blessing #family #prayer #live I pray anyone living with Hep C can qualify or afford treatment.

"It will be more available soon. I know treatment is hard to get still...#dontlosehope #itworkedforme #thereisacure #love #happy #americanliverfoundation #celebration #Idontknowwhattodo #iwanttohelp (sic).''

''I'm very fortunate that I've had Hep C for about 16 years," she explained.. 16 years ago that was [presented to me] as a death sentence.

"I think it really worked on my self-esteem. Even though I may have looked confident on the outside, I think it really was a dark cloud that lingered over me.''

Caitilin McBride, Independent.ie

Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson
Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson

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