Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin, best known for her role on the hit comedy sitcom “Martin” is battling a life-threatening health crisis after being diagnosed with Stage 2 sarcoidosis earlier this year. ESSENCE.com caught up with Campbell-Martin to talk family, yogurt and healthy living and Tisha revealed her illness:
ESSENCE.com: It’s safe to say that you’re focused on staying healthy, yes?
CAMPBELL: [Being in good] health is really important to me. Right now, I’m [battling] a genetic lung disorder called sarcoidosis, which can go into remission. I’m in Stage II and I’m trying to reverse it. I’ve only got one body and I really want to take care of it by working out and eating right.
Sarcoidosis is the same lung disease that killed comedian Bernie Mac in 2008.