Jack P Shepherd: Corrie star on real reason for hair transplant ‘Not because of trolling’October 22, 2020
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Jack P Shepherd, 31, has been in the public eye ever since he was a young lad, playing troublesome David Platt on Coronation Street. Fans of the ITV soap have watched him grow up and evolve into a dashing young man, but the actor admitted watching his hair journey over the years was something that he wasn’t too fond of.
I didn’t actually do it become I was being trolled
Jack P Shepherd
Noticing his locks were starting thin and putting it down to stress, Jack knew there was only one thing for it that would make him feel more confident.
But negative social media reactions weren’t a factor in his decision making process of getting a hair transplant.
In a recent interview he said: “I didn’t actually do it become I was being trolled.
“The more I watched myself back on screen I noticed my hair was really thinning.”
He continued to tell OK! Magazine: “I just thought there was the chance I could get it done, and I thought it would make me look and feel better so I went for it!”
Jack underwent the procedure, which is growing in popularity, last year and revealed how the operations have been a success.
Posting to Twitter, he said: “9 months it’s been since my hair transplant, I decided to get one as my hair was falling out and it was affecting my mental health to the point where I considered giving up acting and not being in the public eye.”
He had previously said how issues in his personal life caused stress related hair loss forcing him to take action.
The actor said in a candid post on Instagram: “I could see the difference when I watched myself on screen and when I was travelling in a lift and the mirror would highlight my hair loss.
“A few of the make-up girls at Corrie suggested that I should have it done and I have talked it through with a few people at work.
“My hair loss has definitely accelerated in the last year. I have had a few personal issues off-screen which have been stressful and I am also an insomniac which just adds to my stress levels.”
He added: “It is such a common thing for guys to have now – like a male version of the boob job.
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“I decided to have it done because my hair loss has really escalated in the last year, particularly at the front of my scalp.
“I remember seeing myself on-screen and thinking, ‘Oh my God, it is really falling out.'”
He noted that one of his pals had opted to have the procedure and he was very impressed.
“I didn’t recognise him,” Jack continued in the post.
“I was blown away by the improvement and he told me he wished he had done it earlier
“I thought if I am going to do it, I should act now so that I can get the benefits for longer. I want to get my hair back to what it was like before so that I can style it at the front any way that I like.”
He concluded the honest post with a joke: “It would great to be in a position to have an Elvis quiff and really have some fun with my hair.”
He also told the publication how much more “confident” he felt and no longer has the worry of a getting into trouble with his barnet at a theme park!
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