Ricki Lake just unveiled her new ‘do, and it comes with a backstory that will tug at your heartstrings.
Lake took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal a few selfies of her newly shaved head. In the caption, Lake revealed what it’s been like to struggle with hair loss for about 30 years now.
“I am not sick. (THANK GOD.) I am not having a mid-life crisis, nor am I having a mental breakdown, though I have been suffering. Suffering mostly in silence off and on for almost 30 years,” Lake writes.
She continues on about her journey with hair loss and how difficult it's been to cope with. “I have been struggling with hair loss for most of my adult life,” she begins. “It has been debilitating, embarrassing, painful, scary, depressing, lonely, all the things.”
She hopes that sharing her story will help other men and women suffering with the same hair loss issues that she battled. “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,” she writes.
Lake goes on to detail the multitude of reasons she believes her hair loss journey has gone the way it has from diets to hormones to hair dyes and extensions.
She elaborated further on her Facebook page, writing, “I am liberated. I am free. I am releasing and letting go. I am brave. I am beautiful. I am love.”