It’s Not Just Jada Pinkett. These 5 Stars Also Struggle With Alopecia

Viola Davis shared this image. (Image courtesy: violadavis)


  • Jada Pinkett Smith suffers from alopecia
  • This condition causes hair loss
  • Tyra Banks and Ella Shaw also have alopecia

New Delhi:

The moment of controversy between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards has drawn attention to alopecia. During the Oscars, Will Smith scolded Chris Rock for making jokes about the hair of his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith. She suffers from alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss. Jada Pinkett Smith made her diagnosis public in 2018 in her Red Talk series. She said that when alopecia started it was “horrible” and even recalled how she once found “hands full of hair” while taking a shower. She then made her shaved head debut in July 2021. Along with a set of photos and videos, Jada Pinkett Smith wrote, “Willow made me do it because it was time to let go but … My 50s will be divinely illuminated with this ward. “

Jada Pinkett Smith continues to share motivational posts for her Instagram family. In December, last year, she shared a video of her shaved head on Instagram and wrote, “Mom needs to lower it to the scalp so no one thinks she’s having brain surgery or something. Me and this alopecia are going to be friends.… Period.”

Well, Jada Pinkett Smith isn’t the only actress to suffer from alopecia. And, today we will see other celebrities who have come forward openly and talked about the situation.

Viola Davis

Viola, famous for her performances in How to escape murder, is one of the leading actresses to suffer from this disease. During an interview with the Chicago Defender, Viola Davis said she often wears wigs to hide her hair loss.

Jesy Nelson

Singer and ex X factor participants explained that she began to notice her hair loss while at school. Jesy was about 13 years old when she started losing her hair. He added that stress could be one of the causes of alopecia, the BBC reports.

Tyra Banks

Model and TV presenter of this series America’s Next Best Model always looks perfect. But she has revealed that she suffers from alopecia, caused by stress. During an interaction with the Wall Street Journal, he said, “I get a little bit of alopecia from stress.”

Ella Shaw

The singer is actively spreading awareness about alopecia. She has also organized charity concerts to raise money for Alopecia UK. In her first TV interview, Ella said, “It was a pretty tough time. I lost all the hair on my head when I was in my last year of elementary school.”

Christina Milian

The actress suffered from postpartum hair loss after her first two pregnancies. The condition is detected as alopecia. Sharing his experience with People magazine, he said, “It was a very disappointing experience. I have times where I want to cry because I’m not sure if my hair will grow back. “

Now, back to the Will Smith slap incident on stage, the actor has apologized to Chris Rock. “I want to apologize openly to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I was embarrassed and my actions didn’t show the man I wanted,” he said.


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