Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Tupac Shakur’s Hidden Struggle With Alopecia

Published 10/14/2023, 3:20 PM EDT

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Jada Pinkett Smith had been quite candid about her marriage with Will Smith. However, the recent news of their separation undeniably sent shockwaves across the internet. Essentially because the Smith family had long been viewed as a unifying force. However, the revelations of the American actress about her ‘soulmate’ Tupac Shakur are quite unsettling for many. Netizens were quick to label it as an attempt to embarrass Will Smith.

The Girls Trip actress is on a roll. Following her soulmate revelation, she dropped another bombshell, disclosing that she shared a medical condition with Shakur–alopecia. Evidently, this secret was concealed and has now come to light through Smith’s words.

The shared alopecia between Jada Pinkett Smith and Shakur

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The Red Table Talk host, known for her candidness about living with alopecia, recently revealed that her late friend Tupac Shakur shared the same condition in an exclusive feature with PEOPLE magazine. She disclosed that Tupac Shakur, the legendary rapper, silently battled alopecia and rarely discussed this aspect of his life. It is an autoimmune disorder known for causing unpredictable hair loss. Nevertheless, she acknowledged that he carried the bald look with panache.

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Their deep-rooted friendship began during their time at the Baltimore School for the Arts, and Jada Pinkett Smith hopes that shedding light on her alopecia journey, as well as Tupac Shakur’s, will help destigmatize the condition. This condition affects approximately 6.7 million individuals in the United States alone. This revelation seeks to open the door to more open conversations about alopecia, promoting understanding and acceptance.

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In her ongoing journey with alopecia, Smith recently treated her fans to an exciting update on her hair’s gradual revival.

Battling alopecia with gradual recovery

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The Bad Moms actress, aged 51, shared her victorious journey of hair regrowth while grappling with alopecia. In a recent Instagram post from August, she compared two snapshots: the first featured her with a shaved head, while the second revealed her newly blonde and growing hair. Fans celebrated her resilience, praising her beauty regardless of her hairstyle.

Alopecia UK describes alopecia as a general term for hair loss, and Pinkett Smith specifically copes with alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition causing patchy hair loss. The actress publicly addressed her hair loss battle in 2018 and displayed remarkable strength by donning a buzz cut in July 2021. The condition grabbed controversy in 2022 and led her to detachment post the Oscars slap controversy. She declared her 50s to be divinely remarkable as she embraced her hair transformation.

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Were you aware of Shakur’s alopecia? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Riva Khan

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

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