She recently shared what it was like to be a 17-year-old girl on the set of Coyote Ugly 20 years ago.
Now, singer LeAnn Rimes is “ unabashedly honest ” about another life experience – particularly her struggles with the skin condition known as psoriasis.
In honor of World Psoriasis Day on Thursday, the 38-year-old singer Can’t Fight The Moonlight posed on her Instagram in two stunningly candid nude photos, in which her fit figure is partially covered in red spots.
Baring all: singer LeAnn Rimes is ‘unabashedly honest’ about a different life experience – particularly her struggles with the skin condition known as psoriasis
In the first photo, LeAnn saw from the side, sitting on her heels in the grass outside.
Her arm was placed right in front of her chest and her blond hair fell over her shoulder.
The second photo was taken from behind and shows Rimes’s entire back with the psoriasis patches up close.
Her tattoo with the text ‘Love’ was visible lower on her back.
In honor of World Psoriasis Day: The Can’t Fight The Moonlight singer, 38, posed in two stunningly candid nude photos on her Instagram
WHAT IS PSORIASIS?
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin cells to multiply up to 10 times faster than normal, according to Webmd.
This causes the skin to build up into bumpy red patches covered with white flakes. They can grow anywhere, but most appear on the scalp, elbows, knees and lower back, ‘it added.
Psoriasis usually occurs in early adulthood.
For most people, it only affects a few areas. In severe cases, psoriasis can cover large areas of the body. The patches can heal and then come back throughout a person’s life, the site added.
The symptoms of psoriasis vary depending on the type you have.
Some common symptoms of plaque psoriasis – the most common form of the condition – are: Plaques of red skin, often covered with silvery scales.
These plaques can be itchy and painful, and sometimes they crack and bleed. In severe cases, the plaques will grow and fuse and cover large areas. ‘it was added.
It can also affect nail health.
Psoriasis cannot be passed from person to person, although it does sometimes affect members of the same family.
People with psoriasis can also get a type of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis.
It causes ‘pain and swelling in the joints’. Between 10% and 30% of people with psoriasis also have psoriatic arthritis, according to The National Psoriasis Foundation.
In the caption, the two-time Grammy winner discussed how her life journey was about ‘digging up pieces I’ve hidden and bringing them to light.’
“Music has been my gift, and why I’m here,” said LeAnn. But I want to give voice to these other pieces of mine. And I want to give voice to what so many other people are going through. Now is finally my time to be unabashedly honest about what psoriasis is and what it looks like.
“Do you know when you say something that you’ve held on to for so long, and it’s such a sigh of relief?” she continued. Those are these photos to me. I needed this. My whole body – my mind, my mind – was in desperate need of this. ‘
In her bio, the How Do I Live singer is paired with a confession essay she wrote for Glamor Magazine about her condition, where she shared more details.
Under the headline “LeAnn Rimes Is Ready to Hide Her Psoriasis,” she shared how she was first diagnosed when she was just two years old.
And although it’s been 16 years since her last flare-up, the stress of 2020 had caused her psoriasis to return.
“This time, Rimes refuses to keep it a secret,” the article said.
These weren’t the days when there were psoriasis commercials on TV or open discussions about skin conditions. No one was talking about this, ” LeAnn wrote in the essay about when she was first diagnosed.
‘And certainly not when I signed my first record deal when I was eleven. In the world we lived in, our “flaws” did not come to the fore.
“I’ve tried everything to treat it: steroid creams, major drugs – I’ve even tried being wrapped in coal tar with Saran Wrap,” she continued. ‘And when I was out in public I did everything I could to hide it. On stage I often wore two tights or jeans – even at a temperature of 95 degrees. ‘
Later in the essay, Rimes specifically addressed the new photos.
“When I look at these pictures I see so much more than my skin,” she wrote.
Before this shoot, my husband looked at me like, “I don’t even see that,” which I clearly didn’t understand. I would think how can you not see it ?! It’s all about me! I think I see what he sees now. ‘
‘It’s amazing how small we can keep ourselves. When you finally allow yourself to step outside of what you’ve been in, the whole world will open up, ”she added later.
In the caption: The Grammy Winner discussed how her life journey was about ‘digging up pieces I’ve hidden and bringing them to light’
Spiritual: The How Do I Live singer wrote a confession paper about her condition this week, sharing more details; seen on Instagram
Psoriasis Battle: Though it’s been 16 years since her last flare-up, the stress of 2020 had caused LeAnn’s psoriasis to return; seen here in Januar
Before this shoot, my husband looked at me like, “I don’t even see that,” which I clearly didn’t understand. I would think how can you not see it ?! It’s all about me! she said in husband Eddie Cibrian’s essay; Seen together in January
And later on Thursday, the singer took to her Instagram stories to thank fans for the ‘overwhelming outpouring of love’ she has received since posting the revealing photos.
She went on to say that the reason she “ showed herself so deeply ” was to connect with others who shared the battle with psoriasis.
“So many people who benefit from this, who have to do with me,” she added, “just know you’re not alone.
‘I wanted to share in our humanity. You are loved and you are worth it. ‘
Later on Thursday: The singer took to her Instagram stories to thank fans for the ‘overwhelming outpouring of love’ she has received since posting the revealing photos