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06th Jul 2022

Brad Pritt reveals he may have rare condition prosopagnosia

Kat O'Connor

“Nobody believes me!”

Brad Pitt has revealed he has a rare medical condition called prosopagnosia.

The actor said the condition, more commonly known as facial blindness, has been impacting him for years.

But what exactly is it?

Prosopagnosia means you cannot recognise people’s faces.

According to reports, the condition is rare, but often affects people from birth. It is a lifelong condition that can have a severe impact on a person’s life.

There is also no known cure for it.

People with prosopagnosia often don’t recognise their own families, friends, and even their partners.

However, there are methods they can use to recognise someone like remembering their voice or their hair.

Speaking about the condition, Brad Pitt told GQ that he hasn’t been formally diagnosed just yet.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt shared, “Nobody believes me! I wanna meet another person with prosopagnosia.”

The Fight Club actor explained that people think he is being rude and disrespectful when he doesn’t remember them, but there’s actually a medical reason for it.

He previously told Esquire, “So many people hate me because they think I’m disrespecting them.

The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star said: “You get this thing, like, “you’re being egotistical. You’re being conceited.” But it’s a mystery to me, man.”

There is currently no treatment for prosopagnosia, but researchers are constantly investigating the rare condition.

Training programmes are in development. The aim of them is to help people with this condition and improve their facial recognition.