Terri Seymour

Terri Seymour has revealed that she suffers from the disease lupus. Simon Cowell's ex-girlfriend said that she was diagnosed as a teenager but felt that the condition had made her appreciate her life even more.

The 36-year-old said: "When I was an 18-year-old model, I developed lupus. I was in terrible pain and had to be put on a cocktail of drugs. I have been in remission for years."

According to The Sun, she added: "It's made me much more aware of my own mortality."

Cheryl Ladd at the The 15th Annual Race To Erase MS Hyatt Regency, Century City,ÊCA, USAMay 2, 2008©ÊSara De Boer / Retna Ltd.