He opened up about not solely having alopecia, however his different well being illnesses as a baby in his autobiography, Little Me: My Autobiography. Matt wrote about resenting his physique from a younger age and eager to run, leap, and be as completely happy and wholesome as different children, however that his bouts of eczema, bronchial asthma, and hay fever prevented him from doing in order a lot as he wished.
It was discovering that he had alopecia, a situation that causes hair loss on elements or everywhere in the physique, on the age of six that basically modified issues for Matt. However he did not let it outline who he was or who he’s now, as an grownup.
“My childhood was robust, sure,” Matt wrote. “Nobody desires to really feel eternally self-conscious, continually stared at, teased, mocked, and bullied. But in addition it’s vital to get issues into perspective.”
“Being bald has helped me in my profession,” he added. “Would I’ve had my large break as a child in Capturing Stars if I had had a full head of hair? My baldness has made me distinctive, but additionally allowed me to rework myself. Stick a wig on and I’m another person. Swap the wig and I’m now one other particular person. Excellent.”