THIS is the first photo of Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney’s new hair transplant, writes digital editor Graham Walker.
He showed it off on his Twitter site and admitted: “I’m delighted with the result.”
The soccer star, who has more than 750,000 followers at twitter.com/WayneRooney, posted the photo after national newspaper reports and said: “Hi all there’s my head.
“It will take a few months to grow. Still a bit bloody to. But that’s all normal.
A photograph of rooney leaving a private clinic in London’s West End was published in The Sun newspaper.
He was captured walking towards a vehicle wearing a baseball cap underneath a hooded top but refused to comment on the matter .
Rooney, aged 25, later posted confirmation via his Twitter account that he had indeed undergone treatment to grow his hair back.
He added: “Just to confirm to all my followers I have had a hair transplant. I was going bald at 25 why not. I’m delighted with the result.”
He later added: “It’s still a bit bruised and swollen when it dies down u will be first to see it. Anyone recommend any good hair gel. Haha” and “I had it done in Harley street hair clinic London. Thanks to all the staff who looked after me.”
His wife, Coleen, tweeted: “Hiya!! Yes waynes had his hair done! His own decision not me asking him, like alot are saying!! Pleased for him and it will look great x”
Rooney’s team-mate, Rio Ferdinand, posted: “just don’t go down the wearing a alice band route!! You’ll be doing head&shoulders adverts soon! Hope its gone ok Good luck lad”
It was reported that Rooney visited the Queen Anne Street Medical Centre - home to the Harley Street Hair Clinic - on Thursday as part of a two-day treatment.