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Ricki Lake Shaves Head & Reveals Longtime Hair Loss Struggle

Ricki Lake Shaves Head & Reveals Longtime Hair Loss Struggle

On New Year’s Day, Ricki Lake posted a picture of herself with a shaved head and talked about her painful, decades-long struggle with hair loss, according to <i>Entertainment Tonight.</i> “There have been a few times where I have even felt suicidal over it. Almost no one in my life knew the level of deep pain and trauma I was experiencing,” the actress said on Instagram. Lake thinks the trouble started when her hair was processed and teased when she did the movie <i>Hairspray</i>, but believes many factors affected the way her hair would fall out. She tried extensions and wigs, but said, “it all felt fake and I was super self-conscious and uncomfortable.” Lake says that she posted online because she knows her story can help others. “I know that by sharing my truth, I will be striking a chord with so so many women and men. I am not alone in this and my goal is to help others while at the same time unshackle myself from this quiet hell I have been living in.”<br />

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