Believe it or not, Michael Jackson is the most common search term for vitiligo in Google searches. This may be because he is the most famous person who claims to have vitiligo, and there are rumors that this disease is the cause of many of his notable quirks, such as wearing a white glove. But the most significant controversy about Michael Jackson may be that his skin seems to be lightening over time, and he is accused of bleaching his skin. That, coupled with multiple cosmetic surgeries, changed many of his characteristics (nose, chin, etc.), indicating that he wanted to look less like himself but more like other people-some people said, "he wants to look white." The discussion is as complicated as his life, but I can clarify some things in this article. What is vitiligo? Vitiligo is a disease where some of your body's skin cells are missing. It occurs in one part of your body but usually manifests itself on the hands and the feet. The first time I heard about Michael Jackson being the possible victim of this rare skin disease, I was shocked because he was always healthy, even when he was acting. Also, his hair was still intact, which is another characteristic of someone with vitiligo. So, the fact that he had vitiligo should not come as a surprise to me. Why did Michael Jackson have vitiligo? There are several theories on this particular disease, but it is believed that he was subjected to genetic factors that lead to his skin disorder. If this is true, maybe there will be more records available one day about Michael Jackson's health conditions because some doctors believe that if he had been treated early, he might not have developed this condition. Even though his skin tone was awful initially, he probably would have still been able to perform in the same way as he does now. Michael Jackson is known to be allergic to some types of detergents. Some dermatologists believe that he may have been allergic to the detergents used during his childhood. Some people think that he had vitiligo when he was eight years old and showed his skin condition to others. Michael Jackson's mother, Linda, often took him to the doctor for evaluations. There is also a strong possibility that she took him to a skin doctor when she noticed changes in his skin. Michael Jackson is known to have had allergic reactions to some preservatives in the food that he ate. Preservatives such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) are common additives that are used in food. However, it is said that he had vitiligo first time when he was ten years old and was presenting his first skin condition to others. Maybe the high level of chemicals that he was exposed to during his childhood could have affected his body. Relatives testimonial Michael Jackson's first wife, Alyssa Milano, claimed that the pop star was suffering from skin problems all along but got help only after he presented his wife with a list of symptoms, including dry skin, irritation, and rash. He was then taken to New York City to see a dermatologist. Jackson was given prescription eye drops and asked to wait for the results. While waiting for his test results, he suffered a recurrence of his first condition, and this time, he developed vitiligo. As you can see, the answer as to whether Michael Jackson had vitiligo is still unclear, and he may have been allergic to some or other elements in his diet. Did Michael Jackson make a mistake? Michael Jackson is well-known for his stage shows, music, and acting. He also became a popular and well-loved figure in his short career. Experts say that Michael would have enjoyed a long and successful career if he had not gotten into skin disease. The truth is that he might have avoided this problem if he had kept a close watch on his diet. Vitiligo does not necessarily develop due to bad eating habits. Michael Jackson had a skin disease, but he could have avoided it. It is a fact that the legendary pop star developed vitiligo at a young age. However, it is also a fact that he may have contracted a skin disease from other elements in his environment, such as his physician or his tight band friends. He is probably the last person who would want to tell you that he contracted vitiligo.