Carl Guevarra, the lead singer of The Juans, boldly told his fans about his battles with alopecia areata, an autoimmune 1lln3ss that causes uneven, unpredictable hair loss.
Carl shared a snapshot of his hairless patch getting injected with st3r0ids on Twitter on June 20.
“ALOPECIA AREATA is an autoimmune condition where my immune system att4cks my own hair follicles. Several factors affect it and there is no known cure apart from anti-inflammatory modulators through steroids. I’m posting this to raise awareness & remove the stigma around it.”
He also talked about the emotional anguish he’s going through in addition to the physical symptoms of his condition.
“No one probably loves bald patches, but you are lovable even with these patches. My hair is a part of who I am but it does not define my worth.
“More than the physical effect, the mental exhaustion, and psychological trauma greatly affect patients with this condition. For we do not know when it will appear or go away. So please be kind to those who are going through it.”
The singer also uploaded some of his bald patches from 2016 to 2020.
Carl is hoping to use his platform to let his fans dealing with the same condition know that they are not alone.
He said, “I will let you know guys once im fully he4led. But regardless, life goes on, I’m going to keep doing what God has called me to do. If you have alopecia areata, I see you, I feel you, you’re not alone, and we hope together for he4ling!”