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‘He was very insecure’: Michael Jackson’s son talks about his ‘spotty’ skin.

‘He was very insecure’: Michael Jackson’s son talks about his ‘spotty’ skin.

Michael Jackson arrives at the Santa Barbara courthouse in 2005.

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Prince Jackson says in a podcast that his father Michael Jackson was “very insecure” about his “patchy” vitiligo skin condition.

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  • Michael Jackson’s skin color frequently caused speculation during his life. It was not clear whether the King of Pop bleached his skin because he had an issue with his African American heritage.
  • Now his eldest son Prince speaks on a podcast about Michael Jackson’s main problem, vitiligo.
  • The illness made his father “very insecure.”

On the “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” podcast, Prince Jackson, 26, Michael Jackson’s eldest son, spoke about his famous father’s skin condition.

“When I was younger, he would always explain it to me and talk about it,” Prince said in an interview. I think it was even in the autopsy report. “I think the cause is anyone’s guess but it’s either vitiligo or a form of lupus that contributes to vitiligo.”

Prince said his father’s skin condition caused him great anxiety: “He was very insecure because he looked kind of blotchy,” Prince said, explaining further. “So he wanted to see if he could improve his appearance to improve his confidence in his physical appearance.”

“Vitiligo, or white spot disease, is a chronic disease in which skin color changes in patches,” writes the Swiss Allergy Center. On the home page.

Michael Jackson talked about this on the Oprah Winfrey Show

The King of Pop spoke about it to American spokeswoman Oprah Winfrey in 1993. At the time, the visual change led to a lot of speculation. He was accused of undergoing plastic surgery.

Michael Jackson explained on the program: “I suffer from a skin disease that changes the color of my skin. “This is something I can’t do,” he doubled down: “When people make up stories that I don’t want to be, it hurts me. This is a problem for me. I can’t control it. But what about the millions of people who sit in the sun to become darker, to become different?” “What are they up to? No one says anything about it.”

The disease is familial and cannot be controlled. “This makes me very sad,” the singer, who died in 2009, admitted.

He tried to smooth out the spots with makeup. But he found it strange that this topic aroused so much speculation, because to him the topic was not important.

Winnie Harlow at the Vogue World 2023 fashion event in London.
Winnie Harlow at the Vogue World 2023 fashion event in London.

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More is now known about vitiligo. Canadian model Winnie Harlow also suffers from white spot disease and also talks about it in her interviews.

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