Jason Mraz Talks About His Birthmark

checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@jasonmraz) on Friday (September 19). The San Diego singer songwriter tells readers:

Some believe birthmarks are scars from previous lives. I have a gnarly purple, blue and black mark on my left leg just above the heel. I always referred to it as my Achilles heel, as if all of me but from where I was hung were dipped in protective divine syrup and my life blessed because of it. The purple marking, being the exact shade of my birth color, is there to remind me of the impermanence of life.

Funny, I tried to have the birthmark removed last year. It required 41 stitches in three different layers of skin to banish the quarter sized blemish. It wasn’t vanity. I was told by a doctor how Muppet creator Jim Henson had a similar skin discoloration and that one day it had become infected allowing viruses to poison his bloodstream resulting in his sudden and untimely death. I stopped worrying about this condition after my birthmark came back a few months later. I figure it’s meant to be there. I now tell doctors and massage therapist who shriek at their findings, “It’s the source of my power.”

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2 thoughts on “Jason Mraz Talks About His Birthmark

  1. Lianne Chase says:

    Jason, Purchased “WeSing, We Dance, We Steal Things” because of the birthmark blog. Absolutely loved every song. My 10 year old son had his half dollar sized Lymphatic/Vascular Malformation removed by Dr.Joseph Upton of Boston 5 years ago with out any regrowth. I highly recommend him. He’s considered one of the best in the world. Would love to see you in concert sometime. Don’t you like the New York area? Guess I will have to settle for David Byrne next week.

  2. kc says:

    I have almost the same thing on my right heel a light brown scar shaped birthmark. I don’t think it has any relevance though. thought I’d share

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