This is so sad! Today, Scott Baio’s wife Renee took to social media to announce the unfortunate news that, four months ago, she was diagnosed with two tumors, as well as Microvascular Brain Disease.
The reveal actually followed a fan’s tweet, asking the woman about her health.
In response to the concerned follower, Renee Baio tweeted that she is suffering from a brain disease that can cause dementia and strokes.
‘Besides having two meningioma brain tumors, in Oct 2017 I also learned I have Microvascular Brain Disease,’ the reply read.
Later on, Scott Baio also took to Twitter to officially confirm her diagnosis.
‘Unfortunately, this is true. Renee is forever my rock, my life, and my soulmate! Toughest person I know. @MrsScottBaio,’ he wrote.
According to Healthline, the bain disease Renee has usually develops because of changes to the small blood vessels in the brain.
In severe cases, a patient can suffer cognitive impairment as well as trouble properly walking and balancing on one’s legs.
During an interview, Scott opened up about a horrible injury Renee sustained in the past that might have caused the disease.
‘She used to be a stuntwoman and had a massive brain injury in 1992 due to a Jet Ski accident. We do not know if her tumors and this new disease have anything to do with this,’ he said.
He went on to explain what she has to do to prevent the disease from becoming life-threatening.
‘All we know is she must live as stress-free, depression free and anxiety free life as possible and a get a good amount of sleep every night. This new disease can cause strokes and dementia.’