Rumors have been circulating for months now about what exactly caused the facial scars on Seal‘s face.
Over the years there has been lots of gossip, sometimes insensitive comment, about Seal’s complexion. They were as far flung as being scars from a tribal ritual to scars sustained from a horrible accident. But neither of those theories are correct.
The London born singer’s complexion is due to an illness he contracted when he was 23 called discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE).
It is a “condition where the immune cells attack various body tissues. Intense inflammation develops in the skin, particularly in sun-exposed areas, and if not treated aggressively with sun protection and anti-inflammatory medicines, scarring can result.”
Luckily the disease has been in remission for years, but the scars will be there forever. But regardless of his condition and his scarring, he has not only become a world renowned entertainer but married a total babe, the one and only Heidi Klum!