Celebrities Affected by Toxic Mold

Tori Spelling Added to the List of Celebrities Affected by Toxic Mold

The severity with which toxic mold affects people is beyond fame and fortune. It doesn’t discriminate. It has and will continue to cause a health crisis for more and more people.


Recently former Beverly Hills 90210 star, Tori Spelling, publicly shared the news of how toxic mold has been impacting her and her family’s health.

She shared an Instagram caption of her being admitted to urgent care, yet again. She described her and her children going through a “continual spiral of sickness for months.” Unfortunately, this is an all too familiar scenario for many affected by toxic mold.

During the onset of our own journey through mold toxicity, I must have taken my wife to the ER at least twenty times, and every time we were no closer to understanding why her health was declining.

In addition to Tori Spelling battling mold illness, below are other celebrities that have been affected by mold exposure in their homes. 

Here are their stories: 

Jay-Z & Beyonce

 People Magazine

In 2017, stars Jay-Z and Beyonce rushed out of their home due to the discovery of mold. At the time, Beyonce was pregnant with twins and didn’t want to take any chances. Beyonce freaked out because she felt that it could possibly endanger her babies. They immediately moved out of the home and into a luxury Beverly Hills hotel.

Muhammad Ali

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In 2011, a Louisiana couple sold Ali and his wife a mansion for $1.87 million dollars that they had bought five years prior. They failed to disclose that the home had leaks and mold. While in that home, they developed respiratory illnesses.

It’s no secret that Muhammed Ali suffered from Parkinson’s disease as well, which is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s Disease. While toxic mold exposure is linked to asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses, there is a burgeoning consensus that the production of mycotoxins which comes from mold can severely affect parts of the body, including the brain. To read more about this, check out The Mold Guy.

Bianca Jagger

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In 2001, Bianca Jagger, former supermodel and wife of rock legend, Mick Jagger, suffered from a mold infestation in her luxury New York City apartment. She began getting sick and the initial allergy-like symptoms migrated to her sinuses, throat, and lungs and wouldn’t go away. After contacting the city and conducting environmental tests that showed toxic mold growth, she immediately left and sued the building for millions. She took to the media to report her experience and even wrote the foreward for Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker’s book, Mold Warriors.

In an interview with NY Magazine — “I’m homeless,” Jagger says with a weary shrug. “I’ve rented an apartment in London, but a lot of my work is here, so I have to stay in hotels, which are extremely expensive, or with friends. It’s been a living nightmare.” 

Bianca Jagger is privileged to have the means to afford hotel stays. Unfortunately, many chronic mold sufferers are subject to sleeping in their cars, RV’s, tents, or anywhere else that gives them a sense of relief from their mold infested homes. 

Jordan & Mikhaila Peterson

The Times

Mikhaila Peterson (now Mikhaila Fuller) Founder of The Lion Diet, was recently candid about her health struggles caused by exposure to mold. On her Instagram page, she mentioned how she thinks her and her entire family have dealt with mold issues for many years. 

Ted and Shemane Nugent

Ted Nugent, a rock musician, and his wife Shemane are staunch advocates for those who have been made ill by mold. They built their dream house in a secluded sanctuary on the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan. It was an oasis of peace, fun, and country living. However, Shemane and her family began to get extremely ill and realized their home was contaminated with toxic mold.

Our organization, Exposing Mold, interviewed both Shemane and Ted about their experience navigating this horrible illness. Check out the podcast interview below to hear their story. 

‎Exposing Mold: Episode 32 — Shemane and Ted Nugent’s Mold Story on Apple Podcasts
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Erin Brockovich


Erin Brockovich is an American paralegal, consumer advocate, and environmental activist. She’s famously known for her movie, Erin Brockovich, played by Julia Roberts, which depicted the true events of how Brockovich fought against Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) regarding its culpability for its role in a groundwater contamination incident that sickened the residents of a small town. 

Soon thereafter, she purchased a million-dollar home that made her sick. For about a year, she had ongoing symptoms that included a runny nose, runny eyes, headaches, sinus congestion, cough, fatigue, and neurological problems. Luckily she had a contractor who found that the root cause was black mold, aka Stachybotrys, which was riddled all over her house. 

Alex Roberston, an attorney specializing in told mold cases, commented on Erin Brockovich’s home and said, “Mold needs a couple of things to grow. It needs water, it needs cellulose. Everything we build our homes out of, almost, is cellulose-based.

Megan Fox

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The Transformers actress told the U.S. Sun that she was, “sick and stressed,” after suffering from chronic health problems after buying a moldy Malibu home from Brad Pitt’s manager. This wasn’t the first time she has dealt with mold. “I knew there was mold. I had been exposed to mold before, and I was getting chronic headaches and having the same health issues.” Megan also described living in mold as a “nightmarish living hell.”

Ed McMahon


The late Ed McMahon best known as Johnny Carson’s sidekick on The Tonight Show and host of Star Search had his own unfortunate events with toxic mold.

Ed McMahon, his wife Pamela, and their household staff all got sick with a myriad of symptoms from toxic mold exposure in their multimillion-dollar Beverly Hills mansion. There is speculation that McMahon’s sheepdog, Muffin, also developed respiratory problems during this time, which led to his untimely death.

The contractors failed to properly clean up the water damage from a broken pipe that caused a prior leak. Instead of taking proper remediation steps, the contractors simply painted over the growing mold.

This contributed to mold growing throughout their 6-bedroom home and caused him and his wife to become severely ill. There is speculation that mold was a cause that led to his cancer. McMahon died in 2009. 

Brittany Murphy

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Famously known for her roles in Clueless, 8-mile, and Uptown Girls, Brittney Murphy passed away in her Hollywood Hills home in 2009. The cause at the time was said to be anemia and pneumonia.

Murphy who bought the home from Brittney Spears in 2003, both reported something strange about the home on separate occasions. Ironically, shortly after Murphy’s death, the home was covered with plastic sheeting by a mold remediation company that went to work. Sources have commented that the property looked like a scene from CSI.

At the same time, Murphy’s father, Angelo Bertolotti, got involved and disputed the reports from the autopsy. Moreover, he requested biological samples from an independent lab to see if poisons, toxins, or heavy metals played a role in his daughter’s death.

Murphy’s husband, Monjack died six months after Murphy in the same home. His mother, Linda Monjack reported to the Daily Mail that her son had found, “severe mold,” in their home prior to his death. She also said, “All I know is that before Simon’s death, he was having hallucinations that things were crawling out of his skin.”

This is just the tip of the iceberg of a series of events that makes mold a likely culprit of Murphy and her husband’s death.

Suzanne Somers 

Suzanne’s book, outlining her mold journey

Down goes another moldy Malibu mansion. Suzanne Somers is an American actress, author, singer, businesswoman, and health spokesperson best known for her roles in Threes Company and Step by Step, reported to Fox News that her Malibu rental had major mold issues. 

“My stomach would explode every day, and I eat perfectly, so I found out the black mold had gotten into my intestines and black mold had gotten into my husband’s sinuses, and then my granddaughters both had ADD. One had ADHD and OCD, and then my daughter got Lyme disease, and so my family suffered all these new mystery diseases.”

She later authored the book, “TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick,” which channeled her journey through mold and how she and her family overcame mold illness. 

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. & Mary Richardson Kennedy

NY Post

RFK Jr’s late wife lobbied for work to be done for free on their 1920 mold-infested home, which she envisioned turning into the, “Kennedy Green House.” However, in 2012, RFK Jr. put the house on the market for $3.9 million, five months after his estranged wife committed suicide on the property. 

RFK Jr. is currently running for president in the 2024 election on the Democratic ticket. In his latest campaign speech, he has promised to drastically improve the chronic health epidemic if elected president. 

Tony Robbins 

ABC News

In 2018, Tony Robbins purchased a home in Palm Beach, Florida. After moving into the home, he started experiencing health problems, including fatigue, headaches, and difficulty breathing. Medical tests conducted by a doctor did not reveal any known medical conditions. Robbins hired a mold remediation company to test his home for mold, and the tests confirmed the presence of toxic mold.

As a result, Robbins and his family had to evacuate their home while the mold was being removed. They stayed in a hotel for several weeks before eventually moving into a new home. 

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Britney Spears

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In a 2004 interview with ABC News, Britney Spears’ former assistant made claims that she had suffered from respiratory issues and other health problems due to mold in her home.

According to the interview, the assistant stated that Britney Spears had experienced respiratory issues, including persistent cough and difficulty breathing while living in a house that had significant mold problems. The assistant further claimed that the mold issue had not been adequately addressed and that it had affected Spears’ health during that time.

What’s even more ironic about this situation is that in the early 2000’s, Spears sold her home to Brittney Murphy, who ended up dying while living in the home along with Murphy’s husband, who also died 6 short months after Murphy. 

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Jillian Michaels

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Fitness trainer and television personality Jillian Michaels has shared her experience with toxic mold in a rental property she stayed in, which led to health problems and subsequent legal action.

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Simon Cowell

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Music executive and television personality Simon Cowell reportedly encountered toxic mold in his luxury home in London, leading to health problems and the need for extensive renovation.

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John Mellencamp

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The musician reported experiencing health problems including fatigue and joint pain, which he attributed to toxic mold exposure in a home he had purchased.

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Holly Madison

Holly Madison is an American television personality, best known as the former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, the late founder of Playboy Magazine. The model and reality TV star reported experiencing health problems including respiratory issues and migraines, which she attributed to toxic mold exposure in a home she had rented. Sources didn’t clarify the home she rented. 

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Crystal Hefner

The Independent 

Playboy bunny and third wife to Hugh Hefner, Crystal explains that “‘because of me, Playboy had to do a $2.5 million mold remediation at the Mansion,’” after revealing her battle with Lyme Disease, brain fog, and anxiety caused by exposure to mold in the mansion. 

Kelly Osbourne

Famously known as the daughter of rockstar legend Ozzy Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne has made her own name as a singer, and television personality. She has publicly discussed her experience with toxic mold exposure in a home she was renting in 2005. She reported experiencing symptoms including headaches, memory loss, and fatigue.

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Kourtney Kardashian

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In 2014, Kourtney Kardashian bought a Calabasas Mansion in LA from former NFL wide receiver, Keyshawn Johnson, for $8.5 million. While painting Kourtney’s bedroom, an interior designer noticed mold that had been painted over. According to the Daily Mail, Kourtney was preparing to sue the parties responsible for not fully disclosing prior damages. 

Al Roker

Yahoo Entertainment

The television weatherman and journalist reported experiencing health problems including allergies and difficulty breathing, which he attributed to toxic mold exposure in a New York City apartment he had rented.

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Michael Jordan

NBA Hall of Famer, Michael Jordan, filed a lawsuit in 2004 against Sto Corp. and several other home improvement companies for $2.6 million in damages due to mold and rot. The cause of the problem was an “exterior insulation finish system,” called synthetic stucco that was supposed to eliminate the threat of water penetration in his home. 

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs


The founder of Bad Boy Records and music mogul reported experiencing respiratory issues, which he attributed to mold exposure in a home he had rented in Beverly Hills.

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Morgan Fairchild

Fox News

The Friend’s star revealed that dealt with weight gain and bronchial issues due to mold exposure. It wasn’t until she, ‘“Googled black mold,” that she connected the two together.

Sheryl Crow


The singer reported experiencing health problems including memory loss and difficulty concentrating, which she attributed to toxic mold exposure in a home she had purchased.

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Dustin Diamond

Rolling Stone

This non-smoking Saved by the Bell star believed his stage IV lung cancer diagnosis was caused by asbestos and mold exposure in hotel rooms. Dustin passed away at age 44 due to lung cancer. 

Vladimir Putin


Allegedly gifted to him by wealthy friends, Putin’s home which was also known as “Putin’s Palace,” received a thorough renovation that took place from 2005–2020 because of extensive mold infestation. The builders that refurbished the home mentioned, “walls and ceilings were covered in mould. Just ordinary mould — green. In places even black. It affected the whole building. We were shocked.” Putin later claimed that the gifted palace valued at $1.37 billion dollars is not his. 

News Is Being Purged From the Internet. Is It on Purpose?

With the use of ChatGPT and other AI software, we were able to dig into information in the lost archives of the internet. However, when conducting an extensive search for the actual links to the information, AI couldn’t generate them. You can review the original results here

This is evidence that the information is being purged. 

The financial consequences of mold are extremely burdensome. It’s also kryptonite to the real estate market. If a home has mold in it, it’s next to impossible to sell it. However, keeping this information from the public is wrong because mold is dangerous and can cause serious health complications. 

In Closing

It’s evident that mold is serious. Why else would the rich and famous sue insurance companies for millions and run for cover at the slightest sight or whiff of mold? The powers that be like the CDC and NIH don’t recognize the severity that toxic mold can have on our health — and they know how severe it can be. 

In America, we have a chronic health epidemic, and although anecdotal right now, organizations like ours are putting the pieces of the puzzle together, raising money for research, and helping a community that has been neglected by our medical system. We realize that mold, although a part of nature, is evolving to do things we’ve never seen it do before. 

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