FOX4: What is Alopecia? Will Smith-Chris Rock Incident Brings Attention to Condition

March 28, 2022

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock Sunday night at the Oscars after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head.

Pinkett Smith revealed in 2018 that she was diagnosed with alopecia. She has discussed the challenges of hair loss on social media.

The incident is now bringing awareness to the condition, which affects 2.5 million people in the U.S.

FOX4 talked to Dr. Meggan Newland with Saint Luke's Dermatology Specialists about the condition and why it's best to seek treatment early.

Watch the story below.

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