'She's Really Sick' - Ashley Olsen Diagnosed With Incurable Lyme Disease 6 years ago

'She's Really Sick' - Ashley Olsen Diagnosed With Incurable Lyme Disease

Ashley Olsen has been diagnosed with incurable Lyme Disease, it has been revealed.

According to OK! Magazine in the US, the child star has been battling the condition for several years and is constantly struggling with fatigue and pain.

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It is believed that Olsen has stepped back from public life as a result of the disease, with a source saying that she is "really going through it".

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04:  Actors Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen attend "China: Through the Looking Glass", the 2015 Costume Institute Gala, at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

“She’s really sick. It’s gotten worse. She was diagnosed in the very late stages so early detection measures weren’t options for her. She’s really going through it. When she does come to work, she looks haggard and dishevelled. And she’s often moody. Ashley’s having a very rough time right now,” they said.

Olsen was last spotted attending the Met Ball Gala with sister Mary-Kate and is understood to have contracted the condition from a bug bite several years ago.

Lyme Disease can affect several areas of the body, including the brain, nerves, eyes, joints and heart.