8 Famous People Who Suffer From Psoriasis
Psoriasis doesn’t discriminate: whether you’re rich, poor, prone to illness, or otherwise robust, psoriasis can strike when you least expect it. In fact, it’s one of the more unpredictable diseases, and as psoriasis sufferers know all too well, just as embarrassing as it is uncomfortable.
If you struggle with the aesthetic problems that come with psoriasis, know that you’re not alone. Plenty of stylish and revered celebrities battle the same red scales and nagging itch. Not only have these famous figures lived with their skin troubles for years, but they’ve learned to thrive in the spotlight despite their disease.
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1. Cindi Lauper
The iconic pop singer Cindi Lauper has recently joined the ranks of celebrities willing to discuss the burden of psoriasis. She admits that she’s been suffering with the disease for years; during live performances, her sweaty skin tended to make her flaky scalp worse, and the scarring on her legs from years of red plaques has led her to always cover up completely.
But the time has come for Cindi to speak up: she’s joined with the National Psoriasis Foundation to spread the word about the disease, and hopefully quell some of the stigma.