Neo-Oscar winner and Hollywood superstar Will Smith (53) is actually quite funny. But jokes about his wife don’t work at all. And even less about her illness. Jada Pinkett Smith (50) suffers from “alopecia areata” (circular hair loss) – which is why the actress shaves her hair.
Alopecia areata can affect people of all ages. Children can be just as affected as pensioners. However, the disease usually first appears between the ages of 20 and 40. The positive: In many patients, the symptoms disappear on their own after six to twelve months. The hair just grows back.