Cheyenne Jackson Admits To Having Five Hair Transplants, Shows Off The Surgery Scar

May 24, 2020 / Posted by:

Until recently, 44-year-old Cheyenne Jackson was most famous (although you probably couldn’t pick him out of a lineup) for being one of the Wonder-Bread-Ken-Doll look-a-like stars of every single Ryan Murphy production, like American Horror Story: Apocalypse and Glee. And if you follow him online, you’ll know that he and his husband are living their best gay-dad life. But now, Cheyenne seems to have taken on a new role of body image advocate when he posted a snap onto his Instagram, displaying a “gnarly scar” that exists as a result of five separate hair transplant surgeries he’s had over 14 years––and he tagged the image with #showyourscars.

A hot, middle-aged Hollywood actor getting shit done to maintain his beauty isn’t exactly shocking news. And even though it’s great for Cheyenne that he is lifting (cue dramatic ass music) the Hollywood wig veil, I’m wondering why now? Well, Cheyenne also wrote a doctoral thesis-length caption to let y’all know that HE knows how tone-deaf his post may seem given everything awful that is happening right now. But nonetheless, his truth MUST come out. Here’s some of what he said.

“I’ve been DREADING this day for 17 years. The day when my horrible secret would be revealed.
No, this gnarly scar across my head isn’t from life-saving brain surgery, nor did I narrowly survive a shark attack. It’s worse. (At least in Hollywood…) I had hair transplant surgery. 5 of them, to be exact over 14 years.

My inner monologue is “Really Cheyenne? With everything that’s going on in the world, you’re CONFESSING that you had hair surgery? Get over yourself.” I get it, but I’m admitting this really, to RELEASE how much shame & anxiety I’ve had about people finding out for years.”

“Being a vain actor in an industry that rewards beauty, I vowed to keep this my secret forever. I feel SO stupid saying that but it’s my truth. As if someone finding out would somehow negate my talent, or make me less viable or valuable in the world.

 I’m sharing because maybe this will inspire someone out there to share a secret they’ve been hiding, or show a scar that they’ve been afraid of anyone seeing. Let it go. What I’ve learned during this pandemic is that shit like this just doesn’t matter.”

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I’ve been DREADING this day for 17 years. The day when my horrible secret would be revealed. No, this gnarly scar across my head isn’t from life-saving brain surgery, nor did I narrowly survive a shark attack. It’s worse. (At least in Hollywood…) I had hair transplant surgery. 5 of them, to be exact over 14 years. My inner monologue is “Really Cheyenne? With everything that’s going on in the world, you’re CONFESSING that you had hair surgery? Get over yourself.” I get it, but I’m admitting this really, to RELEASE how much shame & anxiety I’ve had about people finding out for years. I started losing my hair around 22. My older brother was balding too, but was way braver & cooler & just shaved his off. It was really emotional for me to watch it fall out & I felt less attractive & truly less like myself as the days went on, so I saved up and got my first surgery at 28. I hid it from everyone. It was painful & expensive but I started to feel better about myself. Over the years as my hair kept thinning, I kept secretly getting more procedures & would just pray that no one would find out. Why? Why did I care so much? What does that say about me? Being a vain actor in an industry that rewards beauty, I vowed to keep this my secret forever. I feel SO stupid saying that but it’s my truth. As if someone finding out would somehow negate my talent, or make me less viable or valuable in the world. At the beginning of every job, I’d secretly gather the hair & makeup people, dramatically close the door of the trailer, & make a big deal about REVEALING my devastating truth. Every. Single. Time. they basically said “ummm…yeah…so?” NO ONE CARED BUT ME! I’m sharing because maybe this will inspire someone out there to share a secret they’ve been hiding, or show a scar that they’ve been afraid of anyone seeing. Let it go. What I’ve learned during this pandemic is that shit like this just doesn’t matter. I’m trying to teach my kids to accept themselves & to be proud of who they are, & to put value on things that are IMPORTANT & REAL so as their father, the example should start with me. This is that. I’ll go first. #ShowYourScars

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Your move, Travolta, Jude Law, Jeremy Piven, Matthew McConaughey, etc… etc…

I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it again: being locked inside is driving some celebrities nuts. And it seems that the cuter they are, the more EXTRA their quarantine behavior. Good for Cheyenne, I guess. Good for him for looking past a global pandemic to tell us about his woes with plugs (now if he was talking about those other kinds of plugs, I’d be 100% on board). Either way, I know I’ll be sleeping better tonight.

Pic: Wenn.com

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