There are about 65 million people worldwide those have the vitiligo, including up to 2 million in the United States. It is very amazing that, there are only few people, outside medical professionals and those who suffered with this disease, had heard about the term “vitiligo”. It is very typical disease, which interrupts with the uniformity of skin color and produces devastating effects on a person’s self-image. Nowadays Vitiligo skin disorder has became a great thread for us and for dermatologist; because even in this advance age of medical science, as so many Anti-Vitiligo experts say that, “there is no acceptable causes of vitiligo has yet discover and the reason behind this is that, the treatment of the vitiligo is not an easy affair.”
It attacks on every 1 out of 100 people. It is not fatal disease, but experts say, vitiligo push people into a dark room where escape become so hard, it robs their self-confidence, evokes ridicule and unpleasant stares. It not only destroy people’s image but also effect on their career by putting them into unforced seclusion. If someone is rich or famous then it doesn’t mean that he/she is free from the some afflictions that plague us all, like “Vitiligo”. Here are some most famous and rich personalities those medical diagnoses show that they are suffered with vitiligo.
The King of pop, Michael Jackson is a very tabloid caricature of musical culture and heritage of African American. He is the first black artist to find stardom on MTV. He possessed all the tools of an instantly identifiable voice, eye-popping dance moves, stunning musical versatility, and loads of sheer star power. He was unquestionably the biggest pop star of the ‘80s. He was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, IN. He always remained bigger in life as a Singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, dancer, choreographer, actor, businessman, and financier. He displayed a talent for music and dance from an extremely young age. He is associated with The Jackson 5/The Jackson. The Motown, Epic & Sony, which are his very popular labels.
Michael Jackson & vitiligo:
Jackson is suffered with vitiligo and he revealed this truth in the early 1990s that, he had a skin disorder behind his skin which us turning him brown to white. His actual skin clour was a medium-brown . His dermatologist,Dr Arnold Klien diagnosed vitiligo and lupus in Michael in 1980s, which is a devastating disease.
Michael Jackson’s Treatment For Vitiligo:
The structure of Jackson’s face is now completely changed due to facial surgeries. Many surgeons have speculated that he had undergone multiple nasal surgeries, a forehead lift, thinned lips and a cheekbone surgery.He is also becoming less famous now a days because of his erratic behavior and plastic surgeries which he used for coping with this disease. He uses pancake makeup in order to even out his skin blotches nowadays. His this condition has gained widespread media coverage,including so many rumors like; Jackson was bleaching his skin disease, in order to look white. Some people said that,If Michael had vitiligo, why did he opt for de-pigmentation instead of re-pigmentation?” He had plastic surgery then he must have altered his skin for cosmetic reason of re-pigmentation, so on…
Jackson has vitiligo:
Michael Jackson has vitiligo and that is the truth, even now you will see brown spots on various parts of Michael’s body, at his arms, hands, nose, lips etc. On February 10, 1993, he gave to the world an explanation about his skin disease like that,” I was first diagnosed by this disease during the time, when I released my ‘Off the Wall’ album. At that time I was to used to cover it up by the help of cosmetics, ‘Listen I’m not trying to be white, I have a skin disease. That, I can’t control, but when people make up stories that I don’t want to be who I am it hurts me.
Amitabh Bacchan is a man who needs no introduction in India or even abroad. He is at the age of sixty plus and is a super film actor of India. He is a greater icon of bollywood. This man seems to hold in him a charisma that remains unrivalled and is also commonly known by his nick names like Big B, Muno Bhai,Amit Jee and an Angree Young Man etc. He is An entrepreneur, politician, game show host, a singer, voiceover artist and an actor. He is a demi-god and a multitude of awards and recognition gravitates to him endlessly, the roles he played are immortalized and idolized, year after year after year.
Amitabh & Vitiligo:
In November 2005, Amitabh Bachchan was admitted in a hosipital in order to undergo surgery for diverticulitis of the small intestine .During this period most of his projects were put on hold, including the television show, Kaun Banega Crorepati. Amitabh returned to work in March 2006. He is also suffered with vitiligo.
Thomas Lennon, who is also best known by his role of Lieutenant Jim Dangle on the Comedy Central series Reno 911! ,is an American actor, comedian, Screenwriter and director. He is also an excelent writer and an author of the IFC’s “50 Greatest Comedy Sketches of All Time.He was born in 9 August 1970 in Chicago, and he is a native of Oak Park, Illinois, U.S..He has graduate from Oak Park River Forest High School in 1988, and after his graduation he has attended New York University (NYU). He has got married with an actress whose name is Jenny Robertson .He has made several appearances on TELEVISION show,and has contributed to many network of television.
Thomas Lennon & vitiligo
Thomas Lennon is suffered with vitiligo, which was quite evidenced on his hands, hips and face in the close-up of back lock scene of an episord “The investigation.
Big Krizz Kaliko
Samuel W.C. Watson who is also better known by his stage name Krizz Kaliko,is an American rapper and singer. He belongs to Kansas City, Missouri. Big Krizz began his musical career in the late 1990′s.
Big Krizz & Vitiligo:
Kaliko has not created or animated any story about his vitiligo, for the shake of his popularity. His real facial picture is prominently displayed on his album’s cover. His songs of debut album show sympathy for every one who has vitiligo. He feels that, those who suffer from this rare skin dysfunction namely vitiligo skin diseases, are sometimes ostracized from their own peer group due to their strange appearance. He said to the world that”
“Until now you may have thought “ vitiligo” was a fictitious disease, an invention of the deranged mind of Michael Jackson to explain intentionally bleaching his skin but this all is quite untrue…vitiligo is a disease which exists”.
Krizz’s debut album, Vitligo was released in 2008..The title of this album comes from the disease with which Krizz suffers from, that’s why through the name of this album anyone easily learns that he was stigmatized by his condition.
Hedvig Lindahl, the famous Swedish Soccer player was born in Katrineholm, Sweden on 29th April, 1983. Hedvig Lindahl is currently playing for Kopparbergs FC in Damallsvenskan as a goalkeeper. In the autumn of 2008 Hedvig Lindahl has left Linköpings FC to play for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC.
She has won the goalkeeper of the year award in Sweden in 2004-2005 and is a regular member for the Swedish national football team. Earlier in 2007 Hedvig Lindahl has struggled with a knee injury, but finally made it to the Swedish national women football team in late 2007 for the World Cup.
Hedvig Lindahl has been suffering with vitiligo since her early childhood; she was about 5 years of age when she discovered the disease. Vitiligo is a skin disorder Hedvig Lindahlhas been suffering from, this disease vitiligo creates a white pigments on the skin. Vitiligo a skin disorder was also conversed throughout the conference held in Dubai, many other likely features and actions for vitiligo skin disorder were conversed.
Vitiligo affects every two people out of every 100. The majority of the public affected by Vitiligo came in the targeted age of 20 or less, and every fifth person inherits this disease from their family members.
Rasheed Abdul Wallace is an American professional basketball player , who was born in September 17, 1974 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He currently played for the Detroit Pistons of the NBA.He is a Sunni Muslim and named after Harun al-Rashid, the famous Abbasid caliph during Islam’s Golden Age. He began his basketball career in Philadelphia and attended Simon Gratz High School. His name was scelected by USA Today High School as a Player of the Year after the 1992-93 season , and this was stage from where the begingning of his was career started. He is suffered with a chronic skin disorder namely,vitiligo.
Holly Marie Combs
Holly Marie Combs who is best known for playing Piper Hallowell in Charmed is an American actress. She was born in 3 December 1973, at San Diego, in California,USA. She has a very stunning looks and is commonly known by her nick name “Holz”. she was came to New York at the tender age of 7 years old, for working in print ads and commercials. She has start performing in drama when she was 24 old.Her acting debut in the 1992 with TV drama series Picket Fences ,while she was in New York. In1993 she got married with Brian “Travis” Smith; but he divorced her in 1997.After that she had got marry with her former long-time boyfriend David Donoho in 2004.Now She lives in San Franderno,and has two sons namely,Arthur Donoho and Riley Edward Donoho.
Holly Marie Combs Vitiligo:
Holly is slightly suffers with vitiligo on her both hands, that is quite visible in some pictures and episodes of charmed.
Rigoberto Tovar García was a Mexican singer and was best known, by his nickname; Rigo Tovar. He was born in March 29, 1946 in Matamoros at Tamaulip. He was also famous for his cumbia songs. He is considered as, “A Musical Pioneer” who started fusing electric guitars, synthesizers and rock melody with traditional Mexican music. He belongs to a very poor family and grew up in extreme poverty, where food was scarce and living conditions were worst. His whole life was as full of tragedies and controversies. His music, a blend of cumbia, tropical and rock and roll quickly gained great popularity in the early time of his career.
He was diagnosed with vitiligo in his late life. In addition to vitiligo he was also suffered with Retinitis Pigmentosa and Diabetes. Hs later years of life were very difficult, he became blind and sick; most of his last time was spent in family feuds. He was died in March 27, 2005.
Eric Arthur Hammer is a multi-disciplinary artist, who is commonly known by his stage name Doc Hammer. He is a most notable as co-writer, editor, the co-creator of venture Bros, and a voice actor for the animated television series The Venture Bros.. He is also a musician; he is currently the guitarist for Madison Strays and was part of the bands Mors Syphilitica. He was born on February 2nd in New London, Connecticut, US in1976. This most famous & talented artist was also suffered with vitiligo in 10 Dec; 2008 .He has vitiligo on his scalp, which is causing his hair to grow in two different
Fez Whatley is a TV star, his real name is Todd Hilliard, and He is also known as: Fez Marie Whatley. He is a very famous talk radio host and comedian, who co-hosts The Ron and Fez Show. He was born in, March 31, 1964 and he grew up in Pinellas Park, Florida, ..Wikipedia He graduated from Pinellas Park High School in 1982, and received a publication award from the International Thespian Society. He became well known after becoming a producer and contributor for The Ron and Ron Show. In Florida he is serving as the Executive Producer From October 9, 2007 to June 26, 2008.He was suffered a mild heart attack on November 9, 2005 which he did not recognize. His doctor diagnosed withm with diabetes and vitiligo,and the symptom of this disease is presant on his face.
J. D. Runnels
J.D Runnels is an American football fullback from the Cincinnati Bengals. Runnels was Born in 19 June, 1984 in Midwest City at Oklahoma, he attended Carl Albert High School in Midwest City where he played football, mostly at running back, but he also played wide receiver, tight end and defensive end.He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma .On August 16, 2008, Runnels has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Runnel has spent the whole season from June 11, 2007 to July 24, 2008 in a severe injury, which he got on his knee. He is also suffered with skin disorder due to vitiligo. He has Vitiligo skin disease around his eyes and mouth.
“Sisqó’s real name is “Mark Andrews”. He was born on November 9, 1978 in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an American R&B singer and actor and usually found on MTV’s film. His vocal style is very excellent. He is best known by R&B group Dru Hill and for his best song “Tong Song”. He has also worked as a host in the dance competition program of television.
Sisqo is suffering from vitiligo, which is the same skin disease that has plagued the pop superstar Michael Jackson. Nowadays Sisqo has been wearing white protective gloves while performing his new movie “Snow Dogs”. Sisqo has informed us that he was initially diagnosed with eczema but doctors now believe that he may have vitiligo. He said about his ailment in, New York’s Daily News, like that,
“I had this kind of rash, so I’m taking antibiotics. From what I understand, it’s from
Lee Thomas who is Currently residing in Detroit; is one among those who always shines in the public eye. He is a playwright, journalist, and four-time Emmy Award-winning television broadcaster. He is working as an Anchorman and entertainment reporter for the local Fox Broad casting Company.
Lee Thomas & Vitiligo:
Nowadays Thomas is sharing a physical and mental battle, which he is waging with vitiligo skin disease which is literally turning him white’. He has first noticed this change after getting a haircut, at the age of 25.He looked in a mirror and thought that the barber had nicked him. But after that he discovered a few white spots on his scalp, which are now spread on his half face. He has always covered his this skin fact with makeup whenever he came in front of camera. This disease has transformed not only his skin color, but also his life.
He says, “Even people who have known me for years avoid eye contact when they see my face without makeup for the first time,” That’s why He uses a combination of creams and makeup to cover the growing patches of skin .In one interview he said, ” I’m a black man turning white on television and people can see it”.
He is straggling hard for coping with it and still today ,He did not let slow down his blossoming & shining career, due to his self-confidence, humorous reporting style, constant smile and his demeanor.
Thomas ‘s Vitiligo Book “Turning Time”:
He openly talks about his vitiligo in a book Turning Time, In which he has mentioned through a journey titled Turning White: A Memoir of Change, that how vitiligo has affected on his life and career. Thomas says that, he’s met with so many people who had this disorder, and they had loss their self confidence and has became less active in their social active. They imagine it like, some leprosy-type of disease, but it is quite untrue He says. “A lot of folks feel this disease has trapped them and kept them away from their life goals”.
In Turning Time he says “Having this disease forces me to focus on what I am: kind, caring, honest, “There are people who have diseases that will kill them.”
Kara-Louise is a 22 years young girl who participated in Big brother. She belongs to North London .She describes herself as an “extremely gorgeous and exceedingly bright young girl with personality to spare.” She thinks that she has a good balance between beauty and brains.
Kara-Louise& Vitiligo: She is also suffered with vitiligo, which is quite visible on her forehead. It is also running into her hairline resulting in a blonde patch of hair. In one TV interview she said that; “I have vitiligo on my lips and feet. I first identified this disorder on lips in.
Jonathan Morris Henson is a US comedian and TV host. He is also popular by his common names are Skunk Boy & Johnny Boy. He was born in July 11 1967.He is the co-host of Watch This! And other programs on the Channel. He has been working as a host and producer of a program namely, Talk Soup on the E! Entertainment network since 1995 to 1999. He has also hosted several broadcast specials including the 33rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (1993-2003).
Henson has white hair on the right side of his head due to a chronic skin condition called Vitiligo, That’s why he has a nickname Skunk Boy. In his one episode of Talk Soup, he has referred to it as “Spot” and said that,
Vitiligo (IPA ) or leukoderm is a chronic skin condition that is causing loss of pigment, resulting in irregular pale patches on his skin.
Joe Rogan is an American comedian, actor and a longtime color commentator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.He was Born in August 11, 1967 He is also known for his role as Joe Garrelli in NewsRadio and as host on the TV gamereality program Fear Factor.
Joe began practicing martial arts at the age of 13 and within the initial two years, this Boston native earned a black belt, he has also won Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Eddie Bravo and Jean Jacques Machado. At the age of 19, Rogan won the US Open Tae Kwon Do Championship. Joe credits the, Tae Kwon Do for his discipline, which have enabled him to accomplish many things. He is an avid practitioner of Yoga and currently he is hosting CBS’s “Game Show in My Head.
Joe Rogan & Vitiligo: Rogan is suffered with vitiligo, In the answer of the mail from someone, he replied such as;
I also have vitiligo, and I’d love to hear from anyone else on this board who also suffers from it or knows someone who suffers from it.
Bryan Danielson is an American independent professional wrestler. He was born in 22 May 1981,he is also famous by his nickname, like; “American Dragon”, Mr.Small Package”and “The Best Wrestler in The World”. He is currently competing in Ring of Honor, Full Impact Pro and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Danielson has held the top titles of all three promotions (the ROH World Championship, the FIP World Championship, and the PWG World Championship), and is a former head trainer of the ROH Wrestling Academy. Danielson also unified the ROH World Title and the ROH Pure Title and is officially recognized as the last ROH Pure Champion.
Bryan Danielson & Vitiligo:
Bryan Danielson was also suffered with vitiligo. In the response of his mail to someone, he replyed as, “He further said,
”I have vitiligo, and I’d love to hear from anyone else ,who also suffers from it..
My condition is not as bad as Thomas’ I was suffered with vitiligo since when I was 7 years old, at that time it was effected on only my eyebrows, now I’ve got it on my face. Through the use of tanning cream, I have been able to cover it up. I’m very proud of Thomas for coming forward with his skin disorder. It takes a lot of courage, and I hope he is not ridiculed like Michael Jackson was when he came forward with his vitiligo.
Tempestt Bledsoe is an American actress who is also better known by her best role of Bill Cosby’s daughter and fourth child, Vanessa Huxtable, in the populer sitcom The Cosby Show. Currently, She can be seen on cable television as a contestant on VH-1′s Celebrity Fit Club 3.She was born on 1 August, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois.She is wife of an actor Darryl M. Bell, who co-starred in the NBC TV comedy A Different World.
Tempestt Bledsoe & Vitiligo:
She is suffered with vitiligo, she worte about her ailment to the health expert at
“just answer.com/question, in 21 aug;2008, on
“i am a black African lady. When i grew up i discovered i have lighter patches all over my body with no particular pattern, I asked my parents what it was and they said they had no idea. i am now over 30years of age , is my skin condition diagnosable and can there be better changes to it”
Yvette Fielding is a British broadcaster and actress. She is also a presenter (and executive producer) of the shows Most Haunted, Most Haunted Live! and Ghosthunting with… She was born in 23 September 1968. Her first major role came in her teenage in1983, when she was casted in a children’s BBC series Seaview This show secured Fielding’s popularity among younger audiences. She also remains as the main anchor for the Paranormal Channel. Yvette Fielding is appearing in Saturday Night Takeaway on ITV1 From February 2009.
Yvette Fielding & Vitiligo:
Yvette Fielding is a Vitiligo patient; she has very visible symptoms of this disease on her lips and face.
Eddie “Among Ed” Tongol Panlilio is a very dedicated and well-loved priest.He is the first Roman Catholic priest who was elected as the 26th governor of Pampanga at the age of 96 years old.He is a greate leader and a pastor. He was born on December 6.He has made his mark as a prime-mover for social development when he was 53 year-old priest. He was suspended from his priestly ministry upon announcing his intention to run as governo.
Eddie Panlilio & Vitiligo:
Ed Panlilio is afflicted with vitiligo.He said that,
“This disease is not a life-threatening ailment, and is not serious enough to stop him from doing his duties as a public official until June 2010.Vitiligo”, or the partial loss of pigment, which is also called as a Michael Jackson Disease by his skin disorder, is not contagious, so our constituents need not fear coming near me or shaking my hands.”. His doctors said, “It could be hereditary or caused by a virus from the environment or due to tension”
Richard Mark Hammond is a British presenter of radio and television, and best known for co-presenting the television program Top Gear since 2002.He is also famous by his nicknamed “Hamster” which was given him due to his size. He was born in Solihull; in 19 December 1969 .He is Originally from the West Midlands. In the beginning of his career , He has presented Top Gear Live at the annual MPH motor show in Earls Court and Birmingham NEC, with Top Gear co-hosts James May and Jeremy Clarkson. He has also presented Brainiac: Science Abuse and now he is writing a weekly column for The Daily Mirror. Along with John Part .He is currently presenting the T.V programs like; Total Wipeout, a British game show, Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections and Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab, along with John Part.
Richard Hammond & vitiligo
Hammond is an keen motorcyclist.In September 2006 he suffered serious brain injury; during filming for Top Gear, and was recovered from it, at the end of January. He is also suffered with vitiligo disease, and the symptom of this disease is visible on his face and legs.
Darcel De Vlugt turned White
Darcel De Vlugt, from Islington, North London, was born to black parents from Trinidad but she turned white because of Vitiligo (Vitiligo causes the immune system to attack the pigment cells). The first signs of vitiligo appeared when Darcel was only of five years. Her parents, Peter and Charmaine, say the girl had some white spots on the forehead and the forearm.
This disease started progression and in just two years she had developed vitiligo on her arms and legs too. Progression of vitiligo continued and turned 80 percent of her body white and by the time she turned seventeen her skin had completely turned white.
Doctors say that they haven’t seen this type of case before in which a person completely turns white because of vitiligo.
The teenage years were the hardest because that was when my skin was really patchy. I would get called all kinds of things, such as spotty or dalmatian.
I missed out on so many normal social things that teenagers do because I was so self-conscious. It is very hard looking like a white girl when I was born black. I had identity crises all the time.