We're all familiar with British singer Seal and his buttery smooth vocals on hits such as Kiss From A Rose. But what many people don't know is that the singer has scars on his face that have become a sort of trademark for him. These scars are the result of a long-term condition known as discoid lupus erythematosus. It's a form of lupus that can cause sores and scarring on the skin, most commonly the scalp, ears, and face but sometimes other areas of the body.
The disease is a form of chronic autoimmune disease that can damage the joints, organs, skin, and muscles in the body. It usually occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells. Seal has been living with the disease for years and has never felt the need to hide it from the public. He's also used the disease as inspiration for his music, writing songs about it and singing about it.
He's also been an advocate for lupus awareness, appearing on shows such as American Idol and The Voice Australia as a judge. In fact, he's set to return to the show this season alongside Delta Goodrem as a coach. While the scars on his face have caused a lot of rumors and even a Kanye West song lyric, they've helped make Seal one of the most popular musicians in the world. He's a talented singer, songwriter, and an inspiring person who has made the most of his struggles with this rare disease.