Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen: From Lyme Disease To ‘Full House,’ Twins Support Each Other As ‘Fuller House’ Cast Preps

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were peacefully enjoying their fashion career success until rumors escalated that Ashley was battling Lyme disease and both twins were snubbing the revival of Full House. And then that house of cards that the sisters built started to crumble when more news leaked about Ashley’s Lyme disease as John Stamos called them out on social media for claiming they knew nothing about the return of Full House, reported VH1.

John had confirmed that Netflix would bring back Full House. Immediately, everyone wanted to know who would return from the original cast. When Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen said they didn’t know anything about it, Stamos showed his displeasure.

On the list of characters who will return, however, are Candace Cameron-Bure’s character D.J, Jodie Sweetin’s character Stephanie, and Andrea Barber’s cute Kimmy Gibbler.

As for Mary-Kate and Ashley?

“We just found out about it, I guess we’re going to talk to the creators and see what’s happening,” said the girls.

“I ran into Bob [Saget] the other day and we didn’t even talk about it,” chimed in Ashley.

“I’m shocked I haven’t heard from John [Stamos].” confirmed Mary-Kate.

However, John then tweeted his annoyance with those statements.

“I call b*llsh*t RT…JohnStamos apparently forgot to tell the#OlsenTwins about the #FullHouse reunion— John Stamos (@JohnStamos)”

Although John subsequently posted that they had ended the feud, it’s still not known whether the twins will return. And the uncertainty comes amid rumors that Ashley Olsen is struggling with the emotional and physical pain of Lyme disease, as the Inquisitr reported.

Those who know the actress and designer say that it’s getting progressively worse.

The first hint that something was wrong came in 2012 when Ashley retreated from the spotlight.

But it now appears that she may have exited the entertainment world prematurely because she was trying to hide her diagnosis of Lyme disease and the enervating symptoms of that condition.

Lyme disease is transmitted to humans by a tick infected with the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. That tiny creature attaches itself to the body. After it has clung there for 36 to 48 hours, the tick has given the disease to its human recipient.

Singer Avril Lavigne recently revealed her own struggle with Lyme disease, shown below.

After someone does get infected, 80 percent notice a rash. It looks like a target for shooting: The center may be a solid red, with a white ring around it. In addition, those infected might feel feverish or chilly and experience an aching sensation or pain. And for some, the aftermath can last for months or even years, which would explain why Ashley is hesitant to commit to the grueling schedule of another series.

However, Dave Coulier is on board, reported Lohud Journal News. Dave played the character of Uncle Joey Gladstone in the original show and said he will appear in Netflix’s revival Fuller House.

“We’ve been hearing about (a reunion) for a long time and I was kind of like, ‘Well, if this does happen, I’ll be surprised,'” revealed Dave. “Even a month ago, John Stamos called me and he said, ‘Hey, I want to talk to you about this ‘Full House’ stuff because I think it’s going to happen. And I was like, ‘Yeah, sure it is.'”

Now that he knows, however, he is thrilled.

“But I think it’s great. I love the cast. We’re all really close. We’re all great friends, so it’s going to be like a real family reunion for me.”

The plot will feature Candace, Jodie, and Andrea moving in together. The move is motivated by the death of D.J.’s husband and the desire to help raise her children as a trio.

As for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, they remain a team. From working together for eight years on Full House to Mary-Kate’s battle with anorexia and drug use rumors, the twins have shown their concern for each other. They’ve enjoyed working together as fashion designers for The Row and Elizabeth and James.

And now, as Ashley tries to recover fully from Lyme disease, Mary-Kate will remain by her side.

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