Bella Ramsey Disease: Did She Have Cancer or Anorexia?

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: March 7, 2024 | Updated on: March 7, 2024
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In the last few years, Bella Ramsey has opened up about her health struggles, from her eating disorders to mental illness. Back in 2018, Ramsey revealed that the actress was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. Later, the Game of Thrones star also talked about her struggle with anxiety. Besides all of this, did Ramsey battle cancer as well?

Let’s explore all the diseases Bella has been suffering from in detail in the below piece of writing.

s; Did She Have Cancer?

No, Bella Ramsey never had cancer. The 19-year-old actor seems to be prone to illness but as of now, it has never been stated that Ramsey was diagnosed with cancer. Rather than physical illness, she has gone through some psychological and mental problems.

Bella in the frame
Bella Ramsey. Source: Her Instagram

While filming her latest series The Last of Us, she got to know that she is neurodivergent which means her brain processes differently than the person in general, basically, it falls on the Autism spectrum.

Bella Suffered From Mental Illness; She Had Anxiety Disorder, Etemophobia

During the time Bella was shooting for The Worst Witch, she suffered a mental illness about which she talked later. While promoting the series Last of Us, she opened up about her illness in Daily Mail and stated,

I know it’s sort of been publicized a lot that I left [The Worst Witch] for mental health reasons,’ ‘I would say the more accurate description is that I had resolved a lot of my mental health problems by that point. And then the idea was that, ‘I’m not going to do this fourth season because it’s not worth it, because I’m in a better place now.

As a matter of fact, the Time actress had also an anxiety disorder, Etemophobia. She opened up about it on her Instagram back on October 12, 2020. Posting her picture on her Insta page, she wrote,

 I wanna talk about anxiety – specifically emetophobia which is a debilitating fear of sick. Dear old emet controlled my mind since I was a little one (not grown much, still only 5ft 1.5in) and it developed over the years, gradually getting worse until I let it dictate my every move.

She added,

This could look like avoiding going out in the sun in case I got heatstroke, carrying rescue remedy pastilles with me everywhere in case I got anxious, not eating takeaways, the list goes on and on.

As per Bella herself, reading a book called The Thrive Programme slowly helped her to learn how her mind tricked her and how she resolved her fear. Finally, with all the knowledge she gained, she could able to fight her mental fear.

Does Bella Ramsay Suffer From Anorexia?

As of now, Bella who is rumored to be dating Pedro Pascal has recovered from her eating disorder to some extent. But a few years back, she really struggled with Anorexia Nervosa. On October 2018, she took to Twitter to open up about her struggles with eating habits on world mental health day. She tweeted,

So…it’s world mental health day. I’ve been wondering when a good time would be to share my story. And today is the day. Just over a year ago I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, although this illness had a hold of me for a year or so before that.

Bella Ramsay, a rising actress
Bella is in the picture. Source: Her Instagram

Later, with her faith in religion, she succeeded to overcome the eating disorder. Regarding this, Ramsay wrote,

My faith played a huge part in my recovery and so did my family. I don’t know your stories but I felt compelled to share mine. Keep on speaking, do not be silent. Let’s continue to break the silence around mental health.

While revealing her illness, she didn’t forget to give hope to people who are struggling with the same illness stating that whatever happens, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.