Perrie Edwards from Little Mix is inspiring young fans to wear their scars with pride.
The British pop singer got the ball rolling when she shared a new snap in which a scar on her stomach is clearly visible. Though she didn’t mention the injury, she has talked in the past about what she described as a source of insecurity.
The “Shout Out To My Ex” singer explained it all to Now magazine last year: “When I was little, my oesophagus was too small, so I had to get it operated on to help me eat properly,” she said. “I had to have lots of operations, so that’s why I don’t want to show it.”
The Internet has responded. Check out some of the messages below.
— caro loves mila (@stargirlperrie) June 4, 2017
— caro loves mila (@stargirlperrie) February 23, 2017
— L2Mae (@L2Mae) June 3, 2017
Perrie(little mix) has given me motivation to show off my scar on my stomach like she does. Always so insecure about it but I shouldn’t be–
— zo– (@Zoewhitehouse13) March 12, 2017
couldn’t be more proud and emotional for perrie she’s been hiding her scar for years & now she’s inspiring others to show theirs off –?
— liv (@pezzailoveyou) June 5, 2017