After nearly 16 years of living with hepatitis C virus (HCV), Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson has finally started treatment to cure the potentially deadly liver disease, People.com reports.
In 2002, the actress revealed that she contracted hep C in the late ’90s after sharing a tattoo needle with her then-husband Tommy Lee. Apparently, the rocker never disclosed the fact that he had the liver virus while the two were married.
Anderson, now 48, said that she is taking one of the newest antiviral treatments for hepatitis C—but wouldn’t say which one—and that she could be cured “within the month.” So far, the celebrity added, she has not experienced any side effects from HCV therapy.
“I’ve always been an advocate of trying to remove stigma from hepatitis C,” said Anderson in an interview with People. “I think subconsciously [the disease] just works on you.”
Click here for an update on the results of her treatment.