Star of Home and Away Kyle Shilling talked about his health issues after fans made fun of his appearance.
The actor, who portrays Mali in the programme, informed followers of his diagnosis of an autoimmune illness on Instagram on Friday.
He clarified that after receiving criticism from certain viewers over his facial hair, he felt compelled to talk about his health struggles.
He stated, “For all the Home and Away fans who are upset about my beard line, I was recently diagnosed with alopecia on the beard region, primarily my neck.”
Stress can contribute to alopecia, a disorder that causes hair loss. The makeup artists at Home and Away try their hardest to hide my newfound “insecurity.” He went on, “It should grow back eventually, but for now, it is what it is.”
“I’m just raising awareness about alopecia so people have a better understanding of it; I’m not asking for sympathy because it could be much worse.”
In December of last year, Kyle made it known that he would be appearing in the Channel Seven soap opera as Mali Hudson.
It’s official, gentlemen and ladies. He wrote at the time, “I’m excited to be a part of the amazing Home and Away family/team.”
It has been an incredible pleasure working with each and every one of you. I’m excited for you all to see Mali Hudson’s tale.
The usual medical word for hair loss is alopecia. One form of hair loss called alopecia areata is brought on by the body targeting its own healthy hair follicles.
Currently, there is no known treatment for alopecia areata, and once little patches of hair start to fall out, doctors are unable to anticipate how much hair a patient will lose.
However, in the little regions where hair falls out, there’s a 60–80% probability that it will grow back spontaneously.
When hair does regrow, it usually does so slowly over months or years, beginning as thin, white hairs in the bald areas that may later become thicker and take on colour.