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28/10/2020 11:01 GMT

Sam Smith Reveals They Underwent Hair Transplant Surgery

"If I was bald I would still own it, too because bald is beautiful," the singer said.

Sam Smith has nothing to hide anymore, bravely opening up about their biggest insecurities, including hair loss, in a video for Vogue about beauty secrets. 

The Diamonds singer revealed that they underwent hair transplant surgery after a receding hairline that started two years ago. 

“My hair... it’s been a touchy place for me,” Sam said in the video, which was posted online on Tuesday. “I haven’t actually spoken about this before, so I’m gonna speak about it because I don’t actually feel like I have anything to hide.”

On the advice of their hairdresser, the Grammy-winning artist began to research the cosmetic transplant procedure before deciding it was the right fit.

“I have had hair transplant surgery,” Sam said, combing through their hair. “How stunning is it?” 

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Sam Smith at last year's Brit Awards

But luscious locks or not, Sam made it clear that self-confidence comes from the inside. 

“It’s nice to have hair, but also if I was bald I would still own it, too,” they added. “Because bald is beautiful.”

Sam first mentioned hair loss in a 2017 interview with the New York Times, saying their hair “started falling out from stress” following the Oscars ceremony that year.

At the time, they credited the drugs Rogaine and Propecia for helping regain some thickness, adding that “men need talk about hair loss” to combat stigma. 

Elsewhere in the Vogue video, Sam discussed how makeup has become a key part of their journey as a nonbinary performer.

The singer announced in September 2019 that they identify as genderqueer and nonbinary and go by gender-neutral pronouns. 

“Last year, when I changed my pronouns and really spoke out about my gender expression and my gender fluidity,” Sam said, “I started falling in love with makeup all over again.

Watch Sam Smith’s full Vogue interview in the video above.