By Tamryn |
You can’t win ’em all. Despite being a major player for years now in the English Premier League’s most successful team, Manchester United, Wayne Rooney just keeps on losing … his hair.
The star striker has undergone a second hair transplant in London in as many years, reports say. Rooney, arguably the most well-known English soccer player in the world (Becks has retired, you know), first had the $25,000 procedure done in 2011. The resulting headlines helped grow interest in hair implantation among other young men trying to stave off baldness. Now, 27, he’s gone under the knife again, although the clinic treating him says it was just a standard follow-up operation.
Rooney also made headlines recently when he became a father again. Wife Coleen gave birth in May to their second child, son Klay. The couple also have a 3-year-old boy named Kai.
While we all know parenthood can be stressful and stress can be a cause of follicular fall out, one still has to wonder if having been on the receiving end of manager Alex Ferguson’s infamous “hairdryer treatments” had anything to do with Rooney’s pate problems. Luckily for him, and other United players, Fergie finally retired this season. Maybe now Rooney can hang on to those remaining strands. (The only other question that remains is whether Manchester United can hang on to Rooney! But that’s a whole other story, for a whole other site. …)