An American TV presenter with a skin pigmentation disorder (vitiligo) has specially made up for 25 years to hide his problems from viewers, reports the Daily Mail.
Fox reporter Lee Thomas revealed that his skin began to change when he was 25 years old. He found many incomprehensible white spots on it.
“The doctor told me that I have vitiligo and that my skin might change color. He said there is treatment, but no medicine,”Lee said.
At first, he said, he was going to give up and leave a career in television, but then decided to go ahead. The man worked for various TV companies and hid his condition from colleagues for many years, wearing special makeup every day.
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However, later the disease began to manifest itself on the hands. Lee ended up telling his colleagues and viewers that he had vitiligo.
The man currently works for Fox. Colleagues support him in everything. Lee continues to put on makeup every day. According to him, he does this so that the skin condition does not distract viewers from the news.
“I always wear makeup, because people are looking at me, and my condition can distract them from the news that I’m talking about,” said the TV presenter.
He added that he is currently involved in charities and support groups for people who have the same skin problem. The TV presenter even shot a small video about his everyday life for the audience.
Note, vitiligo is a disease characterized by a violation of skin pigmentation. So, over time, white spots of various sizes and shapes appear in some areas. The disease has not yet been fully understood.
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