LeAnn Rimes Discloses Her Battle With Psoriasis
September 4, 2008 at 6:31 AM (PT)
According to PEOPLE.COM, CURB/NASHVILLE artist LEANN RIMES is speaking out for the first time about her life long battle with psoriasis. She was diagnosed with the chronic autoimmune disease at age two and by six was covered in red scaly patches that would crack and bleed. She said, "Not only does it take a physical toll on your body, but it takes an emotional toll. I was very self conscious." Thanks to medication, diet and stress management RIMES has been symptom free for five years.
With the encouragement of her husband, DEAN, she has recorded a PSA for the STOP HIDING campaign, which seeks to bring awareness to the disease. Click here to read more and view the PSA.