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Jada Pinkett Smith opens up about battle with alopecia

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Jada Pinkett Smith opens up about battle with alopecia

Jada Pinkett Smith has opened up about her battle with alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.

“I’ve been having issues with hair loss,” Pinkett Smith, 46, said in her latest “Red Table Talk” webisode. “It was terrifying when it first started.

While doctors haven’t identified a cause, Smith believes it may be stress-related. The Girls Trip actress said she first suspected she had the hair loss disease after “handfuls of hair” came loose in the shower.

“I was in the shower one day and then just handfuls of hair just in my hands,” she added. “It was one of those times in my life that I was literally shaking with fear.”

Smith said the fate of her body lies in a “higher power” and that accepting it has helped her find perspective on how to deal with the emotional impact of alopecia. Her comments were featured in the third episode of her Facebook miniseries, co-hosted by her mother Adrienne Canfield Norris, and daughter Willow Smith.

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