“Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson, who has been suffering from Hepatitis C, says doctors have prescribed her with a new Food and Drug Administration- approved drug regimen that removes the virus.
Anderson, 48, who opened up about her struggle with Hepatitis C in 2002, said the treatment has given her new hopes, reported People magazine.
“I’m very fortunate that I’ve had Hep C for about 16 years. Sixteen 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,” she said.
The former Playboy face decided to go for the new anti-viral medication, after trying various medicines.
“I could be Hep C free within the month. I don’t have any liver damage and I don’t have any side effects. I’m living my life the way I want to but it could have eventually have caused me some problems and so it was a real blessing that I was able to get the medicine. I’m half way there,” she added.