During an episode of Red Table Talk in 2018, she detailed the raw and very emotional impact of losing her hair, before sharing her experience with trialling steroid injections to manage her condition.
"It was terrifying when it first started. I was in the shower one day and had just handfuls of hair in my hands and I was just like, 'Oh my god, am I going bald?'" she said on Red Table Talk.
In a recent post on Instagram, the star has shared another update on her condition.
She gave her followers an up-close look at the patches of hair loss on her scalp that have come with alopecia - an autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system attacks hair follicles. It's a treatable condition, but not curable.
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"Now at this point, I can only laugh," she said. "Y'all know I've been struggling with alopecia and just all of a sudden one day, look at this line right here. Look at that," she said in the video, painting out a patch across her scalp.
"So it just showed up like that and this is going to be a little bit more difficult for me to hide. So I thought I'd just share it so y'all are not asking any questions."
"But you know mama's going to put some rhinestones in there. I'm going to make me a little crown. That's what mama's going to do."
The 50-year-old actor and talk show host captioned her Instagram video: "Mama's gonna have to take it down to the scalp so nobody thinks she got brain surgery or something. Me and this alopecia are going to be friends… period!"
Here's the full clip below: