The Times celebrity feature
David Beckham and the case of the missing hair
14th May 2020
It’s hard to know what to mourn more. The loss of Monty Don’s beautiful golden retriever Nigel, or the loss of David Beckham’s beautiful golden locks. This week the 45-year-old was snapped shopping near his Cotswolds home with alarmingly thin hair. Not just a large bald patch at the top like Prince Harry’s, but a sparseness all over his scalp.
“My personal feeling is that for a change to happen so quickly, and to go from one extreme to the other, it probably wasn’t a transplant in the first place”, says Dr Bessam Farjo, a leading Harley Street hair surgeon.
“It is almost impossible for a transplant to deteriorate over that period of time”