Date: 16th September 2002
According to friends of the America's Sweethearts (2001) star, Julia Roberts may be suffering from a rare blood disease known as Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura, which affects the bodies ability to stop bleeding.
This startling news came to light just days after marring new love Danny Moder. Danny noticed black and blue marks on her skin and Julia was regularly feeling tired and bruising easily. If it turns out that she does have ITP it could stop Julia becoming a mother, something she desperately wants to be.
A friend stated, "Julia wants to be a mother more than anything in the world. If she has this disease, it could make that an impossibility. She had actually been happy for the first time in a long time. She had found the love of her life. And then this potential setback. Danny really loves her and would never want to endanger her life in any way. If she is diagnosed with Itp, they could always adopt."
Julia has been told that the condition can be brought on by a number of things including stress, which she has had a lot of recently faced with the task of getting her new husband divorced from his last wife.
Source: Press Release