Although having a stutter is now widely recognized as a biological issue rather than a psychological problem, it can still feel uncomfortable and embarrassing. But that’s no reason to let it stop you! Here are ten famous people who didn’t let stuttering get in the way of making a name for themselves.
At more than seven feet tall, you wouldn’t imagine Shaquille O’Neal would be afraid of much. His stutter, however, left him panic-stricken in school. Now, O’Neal is a celebrated, awarding winning MVP—not to mention his career in commercials and film that suggests he learned to work with his stutter instead of against it. He takes his time and speaks deliberately to minimize the effects of the condition.