“The country singer, 38, took to Instagram to reveal her ongoing struggle with the skin condition that, according to the NHS, “causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales.” She displayed nude pictures to depict her condition.
LeAnn penned a lengthy caption to her 482,000 followers, explaining her decision to share her condition.
She’s penned an essay for Glamour Magazine, telling fans: “So much of my journey, both personally and within my creations, my new chant record and podcast coming out soon, has been excavating pieces that I’ve been hiding and bringing them to the light.
“It’s been and still is a journey of allowing them out and welcoming and reintegrating those fragments back into wholeness. Music has been my gift, and why I’m here.”
Verified So much of my journey, both personally and within my creations; my new chant record and podcast coming out soon, has been excavating pieces that I’ve been hiding and bringing them to the light. It’s been and still is a journey to allow them out and welcome and reintegrate those fragments back into wholeness. Music has been my gift, and why I’m here. But I want to give a voice to these other pieces of me. And I want to give a voice to what so many other people are going through. This is finally my time to be unabashedly honest about what psoriasis is and what it looks like.
You know when you say something you’ve been holding in for so long, and it’s such a sigh of relief? That’s what these photos are to me. I needed this. My whole body—my mind, my spirit—needed this desperately. With today being World Psoriasis Day, I thought this would be the perfect time to share my story with @glamourmag, head to the link in my bio/ stories to read my full essay. 💕
We applaud Rimes for displaying pictures that depict her condition. We hope that public disclosures of this type help generate more attention to the disorder resulting in increased research.