Sometimes the red-carpet life isn't all glitz and glam. A number of celebrities came forward this year with real-life tales of serious, sometimes life-threatening health issues. Whether they've spoken up to clear up rumors or to inspire others to seek treatment, there are lessons we can all learn from role models who listen to their bodies (and their doctors!).
In the slideshow below, we've compiled 10 inspiring stories of famous people who fought for their health in 2012. Click through, then tell us who else should be on the list.
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