'GMA' Co-Host George Stephanopoulos Reveals Daughter's Battle With Scoliosis | Inside Edition

'GMA' Co-Host George Stephanopoulos Reveals Daughter's Battle With Scoliosis

Elliot Stephanopoulos is forced to wear a back brace to straighten out her spine.

George Stephanopoulos has revealed his 14-year-old daughter's struggle with scoliosis.

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The Good Morning America co-host and his wife, actress Ali Wentworth, tweeted a photo collage showing their daughter on vacation, wearing her back brace over her clothes.

“So proud of my daughter, Elliott. Wearing brace every day,” he wrote.

So proud of my daughter Elliott. Wearing brace every day. #NationalScoliosisMonth pic.twitter.com/nvZpfqBpT5

June 19, 2017

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that can be treated with the brace, which straightens out the backbone.

Evin Fox knows what Elliot Stephanopoulos is going through — the 55-year-old college professor has scoliosis and wore a similar brace under her clothes from ages 12 to 18.

“You wear it 24 hours unless you're showering or in a swimming pool,” she told Inside Edition. “I was worried about how I would fit in with my friends and so I thought, ‘By golly, I’m not going to worry about it,’ and I became a cheerleader and did horseback riding and I even did gymnastics with my brace on — I mean, it looked funny, but I didn't care.”

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Rene Russo and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt all have scoliosis, proving the GMA host’s daughter can live a very full life.

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Twitter users are praising Elliot Stephanopoulos' courage as the photo went public in June, which is National Scoliosis Month.

“She's a fighter," Fox said. "She reminds me of me, she had a gleam in her eye that tells me she's gonna be cool and she's gonna be great with this."

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