Many fans were surprised to learn that Shiloh Jolie Pitt, the eldest child of Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt

was photographed on several outings in Los Angeles in early 2020, using underarm crutches.

Although Shiloh's A-list mom is open about her health issues over the years, 

including a preventative double mastectomy in 2013 as well as a brief encounter in 2016 with Bell's palsy, 

the real reason for Shiloh using crutches was not as mysterious as it may have appeared at first glance.

The paparazzi didn't break the news about Shiloh's condition, despite the photos.

Angelina wrote an essay to commemorate International Women's Day 2020. 

She revealed that Shiloh, along with her older sister Zahara, had both had surgery earlier in the year. 

The "Girl, Interrupted” star said that her daughters had given her permission to share their stories.