Jaden is back at it with his new podcast, “Jaden Smith Illness,” in which he’s sharing the stories of his recent struggles with a variety of ailments.
“I’ve been struggling with a lot of issues in my life, and some of them are real and some are not,” Smith said in a statement to The Washington Post.
“It’s hard for people to accept that.
But they do.
So, I don’t have a lot to say about them.”
Smith said the podcast, which was originally called “My Disease” and was launched in October, has been “an absolute blast,” and he hopes the new show can help “the people of this country better understand what’s going on with their health.”
Jaden is still dealing with some of the issues he shared in his podcast, and he recently talked about how he had to put on his “fanny pack” to prevent himself from developing pneumonia.
“It was one of the most painful things I’ve ever done,” he said in the interview.
“I’m a little embarrassed.
I have a little piece of me that keeps me going, even though it hurts.”
Jada Pinkett-Smith also spoke about how her son Jaden, now 16, struggled with his health issues for years before being diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that made it hard for him to breathe.
“When he was younger, he was always getting pneumonia,” Pinkett said.
“He was so, so young.
He was like, ‘Dad, I’m sick.’
I don- I don t know if you know that, but I was like ‘Dad,’ and he was like — he was just so upset, so upset.”
Jader Pinkett was diagnosed with CJD-19, which is caused by CJD1, a genetic disorder, in October 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
He said his condition only got worse after that, and doctors told him to stop taking his meds.
“They said I had to take all my meds and stop taking them,” he told the Post.
Jaden was initially diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, but after his father, Joe, developed the disease himself, Jaden was diagnosed in April 2018.
“My dad had this really rare genetic condition called CJD19, and when he was diagnosed, I was diagnosed as a type 1,” Jaden said.
Jader’s mother, Jada Pinkette, is currently living with her son in California.
The family was originally from Missouri, but Jaden’s family moved to New Jersey, where Jaden went to school.
“We have a really great life together.
We have a great home.
And he has a really strong community, and that’s something that he’s really proud of, which I think is really amazing,” Pinkette said.”
This is a family who’s going through a very difficult time right now, and I think this podcast has given them the comfort that they need.
We’ve got so much more to share, and hopefully we’ll get more stories like this coming out.”