LeAnn Rimes thanks fans for 'overwhelming outpouring of love' after opening up about psoriasis

Danny Thompson
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 24: LeAnn Rimes attends MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Aerosmith at West Hall at Los Angeles Convention Center on January 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LeAnn Rimes attends MusiCares Person of the Year honouring Aerosmith at West Hall at Los Angeles Convention Center on January 24, 2020 in California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

LeAnn Rimes has thanked fans for their responses after she spoke about her psoriasis diagnosis in a bid to raise awareness of the condition.

The singer wrote an essay about the condition, which she has had since she was two, for Glamour Magazine and posted nude photos showing the effects of it to her followers.

Rimes received a huge show of support for sharing the images, and took to social media to show her gratitude.

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She told her 495,000 followers on her Instagram Stories, "I just wanted to come on here and say thank you so much for the overwhelming outpouring of love.

"It's quite an activating day, to sit in all of this and to allow myself to be seen so deeply.

"Just thank you for the love."

In her original post, the 38-year-old wrote: "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.

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"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.

“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.

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“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.”

According to the NHS website, psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales.

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