After thirty years on television as an actor and singer, Countess Vaughn opened up about having vitiligo, a skin condition in which patches of skin lose their pigment cells.
Vaughn posted a video of her and her daughter on July 11, in which you can see the areas on her face that have blotches of lighter skin. The Parkers actress captioned the video, “loving me regardless of my situation.”
While many assumed the condition to be vitiligo, Vaughn had not confirmed the diagnosis under the initial video. According to Madame Noir, the singer told a fan she had the disease in a now-deleted photo she uploaded earlier today. Vitiligo affects up to 2% of the world population and is prevalent in people with darker skin.
Vaughn made her first appearance in the entertainment world singing on Star Search in 1988 at 9. She later went on to perform Off Broadway, release a studio album and act in series including Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, Thea and her breakout role in Moesha alongside Brandy.
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