The Prime Minister’s white beard marked the spirits during the first confinement. Over the course of his months of exercise during the start of Emmanuel Macron’s first five-year term, the white mark on Edouard Philippe’s beard extended more and more, a detail that had not gone unnoticed by Internet users. .

But what was the reason behind this particular physical detail of the former prime minister? He actually had vitiligo, a disease that causes a loss of skin pigmentation, causing his beard hair to turn white. Fortunately, this pathology, which affects between 0.5 and 1% of the world’s population, is neither painful nor dangerous, specifies Midi Libre.

Lately, it’s another physical detail of the chairman of the Horizons party that has caught the attention of some people. “Very recently, my eyebrows fell.”, he confided on Sunday, October 9 in the columns of Parisian.

He clarified that this was due to another disease he suffers from: alopecia. However, he turned out to be reassuring and addressed the subject with humor to our colleagues: “I have long wondered what an eyebrow was for. Well, it is used to get noticed when it falls […] This is neither painful, nor dangerous, nor contagious. I am in great shape […] And believe me, I feel good about myself!”.

This condition is known to cause hair loss or hair loss from any part of the body. According to the Vidal health site, it affects, in Europe, 20% of 20-year-old men, 30% of 30-year-old men, 40% of 40-year-old men, and so on.