Cyndi Lauper opens up about living with psoriasis

Cyndi Lauper, pictured in June 2015. Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

TORONTO — Cyndi Lauper has opened up about living with psoriasis, a skin disease for which there is no cure.

In a video posted on Novartis Pharmaceuticals’ More To Psoriasis website, the 62-year-old singer talks about noticing rashes on her scalp.

“It would come and go and at first it was just my head,” said Lauper.

“I didn’t realize it was psoriasis until I started to have these breakouts … and it started to spread.”

Lauper recalled that sweating on stage made the psoriasis worse and “my skin would shed.”

She admitted: “It wasn’t just uncomfortable, it was kind of unbearable.

“It’s a hard thing to live with.”

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Lauper said she has scars that make her feel like she can’t show her legs anymore.

“It makes you feel kind of depressed.”

Novartis partnered with the U.S.-based National Psoriasis Foundation for the public awareness campaign.

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