Why Does Sam Elliott Have A Limp? Sam Elliott Health Problems? What Disease Does Sam Elliott Have?

By Aarone Hernandez | Published on: March 17, 2024 | Updated on: March 17, 2024
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78 years old Sam Elliott has achieved enough as a professional through his elaborate acting career. But along with his growing age, he has been facing several health problems & seems to be attacked by numerous diseases. Moreover, he even limps as he walks. So, why does Sam Elliott have a limp?

Well, there have been several speculations about the possible reason. However, here we have brought to you the actual explanation of the matter. Further, we will also talk about Sam Elliott’s health problems and the diseases he suffers from. 

Well, if you are curious enough to find out the answers, continue reading the article.

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All those who have watched his movies or have known him in some way, directly or indirectly know that Sam Elliott limps as he walks. So, why is it so? Well, he limps because he has a couple of fractures on his right foot and a surgical shoe. He reportedly has a broken pinkie toe and a buckle fracture.

On one occasion, Sam shared an incident that led him to fracture his leg. It reportedly happened after he tripped over a toy dog after which he hit the frame of his bed causing his pinkie toe fracture. 

Following the incident, Sam even stated that if he had the power, he would ban all the dog toys from the house.

Sam Elliott Health Problems? What Disease Does He Have?

Though there are several rumors and speculations that Sam suffers from several health issues that is not the case. All the rumors are baseless and the fact is Sam is perfectly healthy and does not suffer from any diseases.

Sam Elliot Is Healthy And Does Not Suffer From Any Disease
Sam Elliot Is Healthy And Does Not Suffer From Any Disease

Further, some sources suggest that he suffered from pancreatic cancer but that is also untrue. The rumors of his cancer began after he talked about his movie The Hero, where his character Lee Hayden is diagnosed with the disease.

He Is Still Alive And Healthy

Well, Sam, unlike all the rumors is completely fine and healthy. As of 2023, he is 78 years of age and is living a beautiful life with his wife. 

Not only this, but he is also pretty active in his professional life. Over the years of his career, he has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows. 

His most recent appearance was in the TV series named 1883, where he played a character named Shea Brennan. Likewise, he will be seen as a voice actor in The Gettysburg Address, where he plays a character named Ward Hill Lamon.