8. Seal – Facial Scarring
His full given name is Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel. The London-born singer of international acclaim is known for hits such as 1991’s Crazy, and what was perhaps the most popular song on 1995’s Batman Forever soundtrack, Kiss From A Rose. Seal made headlines as Heidi Klum‘s main squeeze, and more recently, as a vocal coach on Australia’s The Voice.
One of the things we’ve never been able to get past, however, is the incredibly obvious scarring on his face. Past tabloid features have made such false claims as him having been the victim of a fire and even botched plastic surgery, but the truth is quite shocking, even if just a bit sad.
While still a teenager, Seal was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called discoid lupus erythematosus. It is a form of lupus which primarily affects the skin of the face. It presents with a scaly texture and pronounced follicular plugging; and, as it did in Seal’s case, usually leads to disfiguring scars and atrophy of the facial skin.