Hugh Hefner's wife, Crystal, reveals she has Lyme disease

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Hugh Hefner's wife, Crystal, revealed she has been diagnosed with Lyme disease on Monday. The Playboy playmate shared the news on social media and opened up about how she contracted the disease.

The 29-year-old shared that she may have been bitten by a tick while she was hiking and she always thought that she as just a "hypochondriac" and that she would have never suspected Lyme. She got tested and found out she had the disease and she said she has "a long road ahead."

She urged followers, "If you have ever gone hiking, please get tested for Lyme disease."

Hefner is the latest celeb who revealed she had the disease. "Real Housewives of Beverly Hill" star Yolanda Foster has been famously battling the disease and has spoken openly about it. Avril Lavigne, Ben Stiller, George H.W. Bush and more stars have all reportedly battled the disease.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Hugh Hefner (L) and model Crystal Hefner attend the annual Halloween Party, hosted by Playboy and Hugh Hefner, at the Playboy Mansion on October 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Television personality/DJ Crystal Hefner arrives at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during the resort's Rehab pool party on September 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 13: Crystal Hefner arrives at Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 13: Playboy playmates Amanda Vanderpool, Crystal Hefner and Carly Lauren arrive at Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 24: Crystal Hefner attends the Los Angeles Mission Christmas Eve Event for Skid Row Homeless at Los Angeles Mission on December 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 10: Television personality/model/DJ Crystal Hefner arrives at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during the resort's Rehab pool party on May 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 10: Television personality Marta Krupa (L) and her sister, television personality and model Joanna Krupa arrive at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during the resort's Rehab pool party on May 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 13: Model Crystal Hefner attends the 29th Annual AIDS Walk LA on October 13, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodrigo Vaz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 31: Sister-in-law's model Caya Hefner (L) and television personality/model/DJ Crystal Hefner arrive at the Sapphire Pool & Dayclub as Crystal hosts Labor Day weekend on August 31, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 31: Television personality/model/DJ Crystal Hefner arrives at the Sapphire Pool & Dayclub to host Labor Day weekend on August 31, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 25: Television personality/model Crystal Hefner arrives at the Sapphire Pool & Day Club during Memorial Day weekend on May 25, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 25: Television personality/model Crystal Hefner arrives at the Sapphire Pool & Day Club during Memorial Day weekend on May 25, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 09: Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner (R) and his wife Playboy Playmate Crystal Hefner (L) attend the 2013 Playmate Of The Year announcement at The Playboy Mansion on May 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 25: Model Crystal Hefner appears at the Sapphire Pool & Day Club's Memorial Day weekend celebration on May 25, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff R. Bottari/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 09: Playmate Crystal Hefner (L) and Founder of Playboy Enterprises Hugh Hefner attend the 2013 Playboy Playmate of the Year announcement and reception held at The Playboy Mansion on May 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 09: Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner (R) and his wife Playboy Playmate Crystal Hefner (L) attend the 2013 Playmate Of The Year announcement at The Playboy Mansion on May 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 04: Television personality/model Crystal Hefner arrives at the Sapphire Pool & Day Club grand opening party on May 4, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)
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