Actor Jim Belushi on ABC7 Chicago

November 8, 2011 10:33:34 AM PST
Actor Jim Belushi is back home in Chicago, not for a new TV or film project, but to help raise awareness about a gout, which is a painful and debilitating form of arthritis.

Belushi has a family history of gout, and can recall stories of an aunt being in pain. Belushi says he was in extreme pain one evening when performing and that prompted him to see a doctor. He says he even had trouble walking and putting on his shoe for a brief time, prior to diagnosis and treatment.

To learn more about gout, the symptoms and the treatment, visit