Nick Cannon and Other Black Celebrities With Lupus

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Michael Jackson

In June 2009, and just days after Michael Jackson's death, the pop icon’s friend and medical doctor Deepak Chopra confirmed Jackson’s longtime struggle with lupus and vitiligo, a skin condition that causes a loss of brown pigment from areas of skin. Chopra told People magazine that Jackson’s autoimmune disorder could have manifested itself from years of mental, physical or emotional abuse stemming from his childhood: "Michael, he was never sexually abused but according to him, he was traumatized verbally and physically in his childhood, and it was a big issue with him,” Chopra said.

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