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How Did Seal Get His Scars?

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Usually known simply by the name Seal, this soul singer's full name is Seal Henry Olusegun Kwassi Olumide Adelo Samuel.

He was born in London, UK in February 1963, to a Brazilian father and Nigerian mother.

 Seal's Scars: Discoid Lupis Erythematosus 
 As a child Seal suffered from the skin disease, discoid lupus erythematosus, which causes inflammation, scarring and hair loss. 
The disease left him with the half-moon scars which can still be seen under his eyes. 
Various rumors used to circulate about these, including a story that they were a form of "tribal scarring", but in fact they are solely the result of this illness. 
Seal's scars embarrassed and upset him when he was young, but he grew to appreciate them as giving him a distinctive look, or even a trademark. He once remarked: "If I could design something, I don't think I could do it better. 
A Brief History of Seal 
 In the early 1980s, Seal completed a degree in architecture, and - after various temporary jobs - he joined a band called Push
 He then traveled to a number of countries, including India, where he feels that he learned to take a more peaceful and accepting attitude towards life, his career and many other things - including his childhood scars.

Seal began to achieve fame in 1990 when, with fellow UK artist Adamski, he co-wrote and recorded the song "Killer". 
This reached Number 1 in the charts, and was followed by other successes including "Crazy" (although this was actually recorded earlier than "Killer".) 
Seal went on to produce a number of other hits (one of these was "Kiss From a Rose", which is known to millions from the film "Batman Forever") and he also won several awards.

In the 1990s, however, Seal went through a troubled period, apparently finding it difficult to adjust to the pressures of fame. 
He was also involved in a serious car crash and caught double pneumonia soon afterwards. 
Luckily, though, he recovered and continued with his career, and his album "Soul", was released in November 2008.

In 2005, Seal had married model Heidi Klum. They have two children, Henry and Johann, as well as Heidi's daughter Helene, from a previous marriage.
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Seal, real name Sealhenry Olumide Samuel was born on 19th Feb 1963 in London. His lineage is mixed, but is partly Nigerian.

The scars under his eyes were caused by a condition he suffered from as a child, called Discoid Lupus. This skin ailment is caused by an over-active immune system that attacks normal skin.

Seal started singing at the age of eleven, and then (as an adult) spent some time in Asia. His breakthrough came when producer, Trevor Horn, helped him produce his debut album in L..A., which went on to sell 3.5 million.
Since then, Seal has gone on winning awards, and producing good songs, among which, Kiss from a Rose and Crazy, were hit singles. His latest album 1V is no exception.
Seal has recently moved back to London from L.A.
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Afro-American musician, Seal Samuel, has a skin ailment called discoid lupus. There is a half-moon scar that lies under each of his eyes which is due to this ailment and which had begun to form since his childhood days.

The scar left the singer upset, initially, but now he really has accepted it and even appreciates it. Seal believes it is a kind of insignia. "If I could design something, I don't think I could do it better," he says.
Seal stands as a short form of the name Sealhenry Olumide Samuel. 
He was born on February 19, 1963, In London, England. He gained fame during his career by receiving various awards like  the Q award for Best New Act, 1991; Brit Awards for Best Album, Best Male Artist and Best Video, 1992; and a Grammy Award nomination for album of the year, 1995 for Seal.
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A childhood illness caused his scars. They are not tribal markings as was originally thought when he first came onto the music scene.
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Seal got his scars from a childhood illness called discoid lupus erythematosus. The illness is the reason for his baldness and the scars on his face.

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