These Are the Stories Behind These 20 Celebrities’ Famous Scars

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Image: Angela Weiss/Getty Images
Image: Angela Weiss/Getty Images

9. Seal

There’s been some wild speculation about Seal’s scars over the years, including one rumor that claimed his marks were the result of a tribal ritual. In actual fact, though, they were really caused by the chronic skin disease discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). And although the singer was deeply unhappy about his distinctive marks at first, he’s since grown rather fond of them.

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Image: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

8. Michael K. Williams

A violent razor attack at 25 left Michael K. Williams with a massive vertical scar running down his forehead. The assault proved to be a blessing in disguise though – with the new scar, Williams found himself winning more gangsta-style acting roles. He was eventually cast as The Wire’s Omar Little, and the rest is history.

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