Famous English journalist, television presenter, and writer Richard Hammond has a rare skin condition called vitiligo. The skin condition causes white patches on his body, making him one of the most unique television presenters in the world.
Richard Hammond is one of the many celebrities who have handled vitiligo skin conditions while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive appearance, and having a flourishing career as a journalist, television presenter, and writer.
For some reason, Richard Hammond has not been vocal about the skin condition, he had made it obvious that vitiligo is not something that should define him.
Richard Hammond vitiligo is said to affect the skin of his legs, hands, and face. The vitiligo on his face is not that noticeable, while the ones on Richard Hammond’s legs and hands are noticeable. Although Richard Hammond vitiligo is not often reported in the media, reports have it that he is already treating them.
Vitiligo is a disease or skin condition that affects the pigmentation of the skin, thereby causing the loss of skin color in white patches. The discolored areas commonly get bigger over time. Although the skin condition can affect the skin on any part of the body, it is more noticeable in the exposed areas of the body.
One starts having Vitiligo when the cells in the body that produces melanin die or stop functioning. There are no known causes of vitiligo, there are different factors that are believed to cause the skin disorder.
Vitiligo affects people of all skin types, ages, and ethnicity but it may be more noticeable in people with dark skin tones. The condition is not life-threatening or contagious but the lack of uniformity in your skin color can cause stress or make you feel bad about yourself.
Richard Hammond is not the only famous person with vitiligo there are other celebrities who had vitiligo, in fact, Michael Jackson tops the list.
Contrary to popular belief and media portrayal of Michael Jackson bleaching his skin, the autopsy reports that were done after the death of Michael Jackson confirmed that the pop star had vitiligo. Michael Jackson has always said that he had vitiligo which caused his dark skin color to lighten into white patches all over his body.
Watch the video below to hear it from him.
Aside from Richard Hammond vitiligo, there is another Richard Hammond skin condition that the journalist has suffered. It was reported in December 2019 that Richard Hammond contracted a severe skin infection while filming the new season of the British series titled The Grand Tour.
The journalist came clean to reveal how he contracted a skin infection known as cellulitis while he was filming The Grand Tour season 4 with Jeremy co-actors Clarkson and James May on boats.
According to Richard Hammond, he contracted the bacterial skin infection cellulitis, while they were filming in the water. When he was asked how he contracted the bacterial skin infection, Richard Hammond explains to BANG Showbiz saying:
“It bloody hurts. It’s one of those on the list of c**p conditions I’ve had. “I got it from climbing into the water and then I realized my legs were hurting. My feet were very red and it went through my legs.”
Hammond also said that his doctor gave him a big dose of antibiotics to prevent the further spread of the skin infection cellulitis.
Richard Hammond also revealed that the leg infection he contracted in the water could have quickly turned into a life-threatening disease if it had spread any further.
This is not the only time Richard Hammond has been admitted to the hospital while filming The Grand Tour movie series.
In 2017, Richard Hammond ended up in hospital after his two million pounds electric supercar careered off a Swiss mountainside while he was driving at 120mph, and burst into flames. This happened while the presenter was filming for the second series of The Grand Tour.
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