Yes. Howie Mandel has some monstrous balls. Why SO monstrous you ask? Well, aside from the obvious, it’s to get your attention. Now that we have it, Mr. Ballsy drew this sketch just for you as a reminder to check the balls in your life. Testicular Cancer is real and the most effective way to survive TC is prevention. Now onto why we chose Howie Mandel as one of our, “Celebrity Balls EXPOSED!”
DEALING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES = BALLSY
Despite his lifelong struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and his nearly crippling mysophobia; an irrational fear of germs, Howie has become a successful public figure and a pioneer and creator for many entertainment ventures.
His entertainment career started very early, and in fact, led him to being expelled from school for impersonating members of the school board. From here he became a salesman and opened up his own business. However, this didn’t stop him from following his heart (and lets face it, his balls) and devoting his time to comedy at Yuk Yuks in Toronto. His staple act was placing a latex glove over his head and blowing it up with his nose, which is fitting considering to this day he won’t shake hands without wearing one. Instead he is known for greeting contestants, celebrities, and colleagues with a fist pump.
Howie revealed to Ability Magazine in 2011 about his struggles with his condition: “I don’t remember a time when I didn’t feel there was an issue. But I wasn’t diagnosed until adulthood. I’ve always felt a little bit different, and I always knew I wasn’t as comfortable with life as everybody else seemed to be. But I didn’t know what I could do about it. When I was a kid, I didn’t know anybody who went to a psychiatrist. There was always a stigma attached to mental health issues. I think there still is. But now I’m taking care of myself.”
Howie Mandel has embraced his conditions and is completely open about them. He often pokes fun at himself allowing others to see that despite the internal struggle they may face they can still become anything they want. With his balls in a vice.. he has proceeded to star in countless movies and TV shows while being the Creator and Executive Producer of the 8 season, Emmy-nominated, children’s show Bobby’s World.
His “ballsy” nature is an inspiration to us all and a reminder to keep our health in check; because we all have the balls to overcome anything.
Now, #beballsy and share this post. Mr. Ballsy is giving the world comedic relief, but most importantly, he wants to create awareness for Testicular Cancer, and that’s worth sharing. Until next time…
Who will be exposed by #mrballsy next? #cancer #mentalhealth #awareness #letstalk
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