Scott Baio and Renee Baio
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Scott Baio’s Wife Renee Diagnosed with Brain Disease

Scott Baio‘s wife, Renee, has been diagnosed with chronic microvascular brain disease, the actor confirmed to The Blast.

Baio first announced the unfortunate news Saturday morning on Twitter after Renee tweeted her diagnosis.

We reached out to Scott who tells us Renee was diagnosed with moderate to severe chronic microvascular disease. Baio says “she was a former stuntwoman and had a massive brain injury in 92 due to a jet ski accident. We don’t know if her tumors and this new disease has anything to do with this.”

He continued, “All we know is she must live as stress-free, depression free and anxiety free life as possible and a get good amount of sleep each night. This new disease can cause strokes and dementia.”

Renee has been battling brain-related issues for several years. Back in 2015, she told PEOPLE she had been diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor. She told the outlet she hoped her openness would help educate others and bring awareness to the importance of getting checked out.