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Seal (1963—) British singer/songwriter Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel is famous for Grammy-winning hits like ‘Kiss From a Rose,’ ‘Prayer for the Dying,’ and ‘Crazy.’ He’s also known for his imposing physique and deeply scarred face. But those scars aren’t tribal, as—presumably because of his Nigerian-Brazilian heritage—is widely rumored. The scars came from a debilitating bout with Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) that began when Seal was still in his teens.

Discoid lupus erythematosus is a poorly-understood autoimmune disorder. It's an inflammatory skin condition that can cause severe scarring and hair loss unless the patient religiously uses sunscreen and treats the inflammation with medications. It tends to affect more young people.

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