Reports from friends and colleagues of Tom Selleck say that the former action star is tortured daily while on the set of his hit TV show “Blue Bloods,” by his chronic rheumatoid arthritis. “Tom’s days as the car-jumping-scuba-diving-action star are a thing of the past,” one of his costars said.

“He hates that his arthritis slows him down. Like most stars, there’s a stunt double for dangerous action shots, but Tom even uses the guy for simple scenes, like getting in and out of his police car. His arthritis bothers him more some days than others. But Tom’s an old-school, true professional, so he never com­plains about the pain.”

In this March 21, 2012 photo, actor Tom Selleck poses for a portrait in New York. On the CBS hit drama, “Blue Bloods,” Selleck plays Frank Reagan, the NYPD Commissioner as well as the patriarch of a family devoted to law enforcement and one another. Selleck is also starring in “Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt,” airing on CBS on May 20. It’s the eighth in the series of Jesse Stone TV whodunits that began in 2005, based on characters created by the late Robert B. Parker in his best-selling series of books. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)

Now, some in Tom’s family fear that the treatment that the actor is taking for arthritis, which likely involves steroid-like drugs, is causing him to slowly go blind.

According to, Uveitis can be caused by arthritis. The condition causes inflammation in the middle layer of the eye. It is most common in those aged 20 to 59.

Tom’s friends say he is a tough guy, so he never complains. Still–this is a dreadful disease, and he needs your prayers.


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