Is Ricki Lake Still Suffering From Cancer? Find Out About Her Health & Sickness

Ricki Lake Flaunting Her New Hair Transformation ( Source : Superstarsbio )

Ricki Lake assured everyone she does not have cancer and has not been diagnosed with other medical conditions related to hair loss.

Ricki Pamela Lake is an American actress, television presenter, and producer well-known for her lead screenplay as Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 movie Hairspray. Her work on the movie landed her a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead.

The American television host and actress has made her hair transformation public after battling hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia for most of her life. Androgenetic alopecia also known as male pattern baldness, is a common form of hair loss in both men and women.

Does Ricki Lake Still Have Cancer - Is She Sick?

Netizens and Admirers of Ricki Lake might believe that she had cancer because of her excessive hair loss problem. People often relate excessive hair loss with cancer and chemotherapy. But in the case of our American actress, cancer was not the cause of her hair loss, reports Los Angeles Times.

Ricki revealed that she had been suffering from hair thinning and shaved her head for this reason back in 2020. Admirers were shocked by the drastic step, but later she mentioned that her hair had been thinning over time and decided to be free and natural.

The television host struggled with hair loss for 30 years, and cancer survivors motivated her during this time. Ricki shaved her hair last year because of debilitating hair loss. Meanwhile, hair loss is common for people undergoing chemotherapy, but it is not the case for Ricki.

Ricki Lake Illness And Health Update

According to reports, Ricki initially suspected change in diet, loss or gain of weight, pregnancy, and other factors were the reason behind her hair health problems. 

She revealed that her hair illness began after her role in the 1988 movie due to all the treatments and teasing of her locks. However, over the years, she learned that it was due to many other factors, including dieting, dyes, and genetic and hormonal birth control.

As per the reports of IMDb, Ricki has adult-onset asthma. However, she also mentioned that she is healthy and has no other sickness. 

Ricki Lake Age 

As of 2022, Ricki Lake is 53 and will be celebrating her 54th birthday coming September 21. Ricki Lake was born as Ricki Pamela Lake in 1968 in New York.

At 24, she debuted her talk show, Ricki Lake, in September 1993. The show was broadcasted internationally until May 2004. Ricki was credited as the youngest person to host a syndicated talk show at the time.

Again in 2012 started hosting a second syndicated talk show, The Ricki Lake Show, which was canceled in 2013 after a single season. However, the project helped to win her first Daytime Emmy Awards.

Ricki Lake Husband And Children

Ricki Lake married Rob Sussman on March 26, 1994, and had two children, Milo Sebastian (25) and Owen Tyler (21). She later divorced her first husband in 2004.

Ricki married for the second time in 2012 to jewelry designer Christian Evans until 2015. Unfortunately, her second ex-husband took his life on February 11, 2017.

Ricki Lake Is Married To Her Fiance Ross Burningham ( Source : Closerweekly )

The award-winning American actress married for the third time earlier this year to her lawyer fiance Ross Burningham. The couple tried the knot in a backyard wedding after they were engaged in February 2021.


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