George Sampson to have hair transplant
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 April 2017
'Britain's Got Talent' winner George Sampson is set to undergo a hair transplant at the age of 23 after claiming spinning on his head has left him bald
George Sampson is starting to go bald.
The former 'Britain's Got Talent' winner - who picked up the trophy in 2008 - made a name for himself spinning on his head and back flipping across the stage but he has admitted his wild dance routines have started to have an effect on his appearance as he's starting to lose chunks of his hair - and he's only 23 years old.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he said: "It helped me get where I am. But it's left me bald on top. When I was 14 I wasn't that bothered because I wore hats. But I'm older now. I tried herbal remedies, steroids. It got so bad my girlfriend worried about me bowing at shows in case it was visible. Image is a massive part of what I do."
The heartthrob is now planning to spend a whopping £9,000 on a hair transplant, which will see a robot pluck up to 2,000 hairs from the back of his head and then a surgeon will replant them by hand, at the Juvida clinic in Skipton, North Yorkshire.
He explained: "I'm bricking it but this is a lifeline. I want my own hair."
But it's not just his hair that has suffered as a consequence of his head-spinning moves as doctors warned him that his breakdancing could leave his crippled as he suffers with Scheuermann's disease, a curvature of the spine that hits teenagers.
The condition even left George blind for two months when he was 14 years old.
He said at the time: "The eye was all inflamed. I'd been using Deep Heat for my sore back, so at first I just thought I'd got it in my eye. But I ended up blind. The spinal nerves were trapped and it affected my optic nerves. I lost all my co-ordination and it was really hard to dance, as I didn't have my balance. I kept bumping into everything."