Over the years, some of Hollywood’s biggest names have been pretty open about their visible scars. Whether they’re posting on social media or showing it off in a magazine shoot, there’s a group of celebrities who have embraced and opened up about past accidents that left them marked for life.
While it’s unclear if it made a scar, Miranda Cosgrove got real about a “mystery” hole left in her leg following a 2011 ankle injury amid her Dancing Crazy tour.
“It was so strange, because when I woke up, I had a cast on, like, a soft cast, and then later I went back and they removed it,” she recalled during an October 2021 episode of the “HypochondriActor” podcast. “And then that’s when I noticed the hole. And I was asking questions like, ‘What’s this? What’s that?’ And then I was like, ‘Wait, why is there a hole in my leg?’ So, they were like, ‘Oh, we didn’t do that.’”
Eventually, Miranda explained, that the hole — which was five inches above her ankle — just healed itself and she had no other issues afterward.
“And you can tell me if this makes any sense,” she continued on the podcast episode. “The physical therapist told me sometimes they have to drain blood from your foot during the surgery, and that they have to put a hole to fix that.”
Former Disney Channel starlet Selena Gomez received a kidney transplant in 2017 that left her with a big scar. The actress rarely gives fans a glimpse of that part of her, but she’s since opened up about how she’s come to be proud of what she went through.
“When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar. I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up. Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through … and I’m proud of that,” the Wizards of Waverly Place alum wrote in an Instagram caption in September 2020.
Of course, these aren’t the only celebs who’ve publicly spoken about their scars. Corey Fogelmanis, Miles Teller, Kylie Jenner, Perrie Edwards, Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan, Charlie Puth and more have gotten real and shared the stories behind their scars — scroll through our gallery to see them all!
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