April 10, 2020
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith takes to Instagram to pay tribute to health workers all over the world on World Health Day. The short clips left fans feeling deeply emotional.
On April 7, World Health Day, actress Jada Pinkett Smith shared a heartfelt message in honor of health workers who continues to brave all situations to provide healthcare to others all around the world. She wrote:
"Today is #WorldHealthDay, and I would like to take a moment and give thanks to our healthcare workers on the frontlines."
Jada's post was a slideshow of four videos of medical professionals doing what they do best in various hospitals and health care centers.
She continued that she was grateful for their bravery and dedication and also for the janitorial staffs and all other service providers aiding the health workers and patients in staying safe. Smith concluded her message by calling all health workers heroes before giving a respectful salute.
Jada has also given her two cents on personal healthcare during the quarantine.
In a Coronavirus special on her Facebook show, "Red Table Talk," the show host brought up the issues of drug addiction and gave her two cents on how people struggling with it during quarantine can take care of their health.
The mother of two revealed that her mother and co-host, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, battled with drug addiction but had thankfully, overcome it. She said:
"As some of you may know, Gammy was a heroin addict – and has been in recovery for 29 years."
Adrienne, who they fondly call "Gammy," chipped in that she celebrated her 29 years mark in December 2019 and is in her 30th year.
Joined by her daughter, Willow, Jada and her mother teamed up with an addiction specialist who would assist the millions struggling. Gammy, 67, opened up about how the pandemic and mandatory isolation had helped her reconnect with her sobriety groups.
In 2018, Adrienne revealed that she abused drugs for over two decades and only faced reality when she realized the damage she was causing herself and others.
A short while after quarantine began, Adrienne said that her sponsor called her and informed her that they are holding sobriety meetings online.
This prompted the 67-year-old to go to her old group in Baltimore. Opening up about her mother's struggles was one of Jada's way of doing her part in assisting health workers in keeping everyone safe and healthy.