“He just wouldn’t talk about it”: Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Tupac Suffered Through the Same Medical Condition as She Did

Jada Pinkett Smith revealed Tupac Shakur's medical struggle and their shared battle with alopecia.

"He just wouldn't talk about it": Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Tupac Suffered Through the Same Medical Condition as She Did


  • Jada Pinkett Smith illuminated a profoundly personal connection she shared with Tupac Shakur.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith disclosed Tupac Shakur's battle with alopecia.
  • Pinkett Smith has openly shared her voyage battling alopecia which served as an inspiring testament, advocating for those grappling with alopecia
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Jada Pinkett Smith, a celebrated actress and the guiding voice behind Red Table Talk has unveiled a profound and unexpected revelation about her cherished, departed friend, Tupac Shakur. In a deeply candid and emotional disclosure, the 52-year-old disclosed their shared battle with alopecia, a medical condition that triggers hair loss.

Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith

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This revelation adds an intricate layer to their lasting connection, providing a poignant window into the private trials that bound them together.


Jada Pinkett Smith Disclosed Tupac Shakur’s Alopecia Struggle

In a revelation that has left both admirers and confidants astounded Jada Pinkett Smith recently illuminated a profoundly personal connection she shared with the iconic rapper Tupac Shakur.

What makes this revelation even more mysterious is the revelation that Pinkett Smith and her close friend both grappled with alopecia, a condition known to cause hair loss.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur
Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur

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The story of Shakur’s alopecia battle remained shrouded in secrecy until recently. It was a condition that came into focus after a violent arrest for jaywalking in 1991.

Pinkett Smith, who also contends with this autoimmune disorder, disclosed this long-held secret, shedding light on the rapper’s unspoken struggles, which remained concealed from the public eye until his tragic demise in 1996.

The actress revealed in the interview with People,


“I don’t think Pac ever talked about his alopecia, but he also looked really good with a bald head. But that was during a time and during an era that you wouldn’t—he just wouldn’t talk about it.”

Further, the artist added,

“After he was in Northern California with the police officers that beat him up, he started losing his hair. And his alopecia patterns were far more extreme than mine.”

The patterns of alopecia he experienced were far more severe than those Pinkett Smith had encountered. This startling revelation not only deepens the history of their friendship but also provides a poignant glimpse into the shared ordeals they silently endured.

It underscores the complexities of personal struggles that united them, and it’s especially remarkable given the talk show host’s prior openness about her alopecia.


Jada Pinkett Smith Had Previously Discussed Her Experience With Alopecia

Jada Pinkett Smith
Actress, Jada Pinkett Smith

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Pinkett Smith has openly shared her voyage battling alopecia, a condition leading to hair loss. In a heartfelt revelation, she unveiled the hurdles she’s encountered, shining a light on a condition often shrouded in silence.

The global audience was taken aback when an incident unfolded at the Academy Awards, where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock following a wisecrack about Jada’s hair.


Rock had jestingly mentioned a G.I. Jane sequel, alluding to Pinkett Smith’s bald head, evoking her eye roll and her husband’s swift response.

This episode happened after Pinkett Smith’s 2018 confirmation of her alopecia diagnosis, aligning with her ongoing message of self-acceptance and empowerment. She also shared a video on Instagram with the caption, “Me and this alopecia are going to be friends.” 


Her openness served as an inspiring testament, advocating for those grappling with alopecia or similar conditions, championing the value of embracing one’s true self, flaws included. Pinkett Smith’s journey exemplifies the beauty of vulnerability and authenticity.


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