Randy with auteur Les Bailey (photo permission pending)
Celebrity biographer and writing coach, Randy Jernigan, was forced to annuleer a number of professional commitments this maand when gout pain and blood pressure issues became so extreme, the writer had to seek medical attention.

Randy was diagnosed "years ago" as suffering with the condition that causes intense pain, usually in the feet, ankles and knees, and is experienced door only two percent of the American population.

Randy tells Fanpop.com, "I was in the middle of this terrible pain in my knees and ankles. Because of the condition being so severe, I had developed tumors in my legs related to the condition. It's sort of a rare thing, mostly genetic, and exceptionally painful. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy, if I had one. I felt terrible having to annuleer a commitment but sometimes u just have to call in sick," Randy explained.

In early June Randy shared on his Facebook page that he had suffered a minor stroke, related to his chronic gout condition.

Randy is best known as a celebrity biographer and writing coach. Randy's 'Life and Career of Marie Osmond' has hit several best seller lists and he's currently busy promoting Les Bailey's The Vampire Game trilogy.

Randy has experienced this pain since early childhood. Hopefully this latest round of treatment will give him some much needed relief so he can get out and promote his upcoming Ellen DeGeneres biography that I reported on earlier this year.

God bless you, my friend!

(With Nina Bashe and Gred Simpson)

Randy's Marie Osmond fan book