Earlier this year, we applauded Taylor Lautner for his bravery in coming out in an interview with Twist magazine, in which he admitted that he suffers from complications owing to the onset of early-stage restless leg syndrome. However, in a recent interview with Seventeen magazine, he appears to be somewhat reluctant to be the very public face of this devastating affliction:
I bounce my knees, but I do not have restless leg syndrome. I did an interview, I don’t even know who it was with, and they said I told them I have restless leg syndrome and it distracts me from my work. I do not have any syndrome. I actually have many friends [like me] who just bounce their knees.
We can’t even begin to fathom the pressure that young Taylor is under, but for the sake of the CHILDREN, please don’t turn your back on the afflicted masses who look to you for inspiration. Taylor, we beg of you, stand up for RLS!
17 Questions for Taylor Lautner [Seventeen]