Nowadays it is more common for celebrities to admit to having a hair transplant. There is less embarrassment thanks in part to several high profile men admitting to having the procedure done and giving positive reviews about it via social media and video.
For those of you who are more mature, you may remember the constant teasing and heckling Eric Morecombe used to direct at his partner Ernie about his “piece”, implying Ernie wore a toupee. It was a comedic theme running through their partnership. More recently, Simon Cowell finally told Louis Walsh to get something done about his lack of hair, having teased him on air about his bald patch.
Reasons for celebrity hair transplants
In fact, Louis Walsh took the advice and had a hair transplant
. He admitted that Simon had basically told him to get the hair sorted and he did so as a form of “maintenance” to maintain a more youthful appearance. This was after having dyed his grey hair for some years plus having his eyebags removed back in 2009.
Here is Louis before and after the transplant.
Louis admits that having seen the results of Wayne Rooney’s celebrity hair transplant he was encouraged by how natural it looked.