TV reporter shares his story of vitiligo’s affect on life, career

DETROIT Lee Thomas’ skin is betraying him.

His once brown, even complexion is now mottled with pale patches around his eyes and mouth, along his nose and on his ears; his arms, shoulders and chest are speckled and blotched.

"I’m a black man turning white on television and people can see it," says Thomas, an anchor and entertainment reporter for the Fox Broadcasting Company affiliate. "If you’ve watched me over the years, you’ve seen my hands completely change from brown to white."

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O2 Coy Over Jackson Alleged Tour Dates

The O2 press office apologised for coming back with "not the most glamorous of quotes," but "all we can say is that we can’t comment on anything at this time," was its response to rampant rumours of a Michael Jackson residency there in 2008.

 The Daily Mail, Daily Star and Daily Mirror were among the tabloids saying he’s lined up for a multi-date run to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the release of his Thriller album.

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