Ricki Lake has been through more personal tragedies than one can imagine, ranging from hair loss to weight changes. She has shown enough courage during all these years but in 2019, she took a major step and decided to shave her own hair.
The TV presenter took to her Instagram to post a video over the weekend of the brave moment she shaved her own head years ago midst of her prolonged battle with hair loss. In the video, one of her friends could be seen assisting her to do it. The actress wrote the following:
“3 years ago today, on the afternoon of New Year’s eve day 2019, I took a brave ass leap of faith and chose to make the drastic decision to shave my head after years and years of struggling in secret w/ my androgenic hair loss.
I have never shared this raw video footage before but felt like i wanted to now, for those of you who have followed my story and have been invested in it.
Some of you know my struggle all too well personally and I want you to know, I truly feel you. In this video, you can see me come to a place of peace, liberation, and most importantly, self-love and self-acceptance. “
The actress continued by thanking her “dear friends” for supporting her during her “transformation. ” She also expressed her love for her new salt-and-pepper hairstyle. “Wow!!! Thank you for sharing this very private piece of you and for your vulnerability. You’re so right about life – it’s too damn short,” one user wrote, whereas many fans shared their own experiences with hair loss.
In January 2020, the “Hairspray” actress went public with her shaved head, writing on her social media that she had “suffered mostly in silence.” Keep an eye on Thirsty to get the latest updates regarding the TV host.
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