‘Jane the Virgin’ Actress Gina Rodriguez Talks Her Personal Health Scare

Gina Rodriguez has dished out about her personal health scare. The twenty nine year old,known for her role as Beverly in the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful says that she had been given the diagnoses of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (autoimmune or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) during shooting the pilot episode of ‘Jane the Virgin’.

Rodriguez, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, her father was a boxing referee and she has discussed this during an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Monday, October 13, 2014. At the age of nineteen she had been diagnosed with thyroid disease and she didn’t realize she had this until the end of filming as doctors had been left in dismay because she’s doing well despite her Hashimoto’s thyroiditis diagnosis.

Gina recalled,

“[My doctor said] ‘To be honest, I don’t know how you’re standing right now and why you’re not asleep.’ I was like, ‘I just ran a half marathon.’ “

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