What medical condition does Kenneth Briggs aka "bush baby" have?
Kenneth Briggs was the American Idol contestant who was told he looked like a bush baby. His bulging eyes must be due to a medical condition. Perhaps thyroid related? Does anyone know?
Answer from Kathy
The bulging eyes are usually symptomatic of a thyroid condition know as hyperthyroidism which means the body is secreting too much of the hormone thyroxine. I read somewhere that he had Graves Disease which is when your immune system creates antibodies known as thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins. These antibodies then attach to healthy thyroid cells. They can cause your thyroid to create too much thyroid hormone.
One of the symptoms of Graves Disease is where the eyeballs may appear enlarged because the eyelids have shrunk.