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'I'm seriously thinking of getting them tattooed': Louis Theroux shares alopecia update as hair loss affects his eyebrows
28 November 2023, 20:33 | Updated: 28 November 2023, 20:48
Louis Theroux went to Instagram to ask fans for advice on his facial hair loss after revealing that a portion of his eyebrow hair has gone.
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The famous documentary maker had previously shared a photo on his social media earlier this year, which displayed gaps in his facial hair.
He pinpointed the hair loss as "probably" resulting from alopecia.
On Monday, the 54-year-old posted a short clip on his Instagram page, highlighting that a chunk of his eyebrow hair has gone.
The journalist and broadcaster wrote: "I'd like to know how I'm supposed to continue a career based largely on raising and lowering different eyebrows WITHOUT ANY EYEBROWS!!
"I'm seriously thinking of getting them tattooed back on but it feels like a big step! Thoughts?"
The British-American broadcaster has been candid with fans about his experiences with hair loss.
In July he also came to Instagram and posted: "Oh jeez it looks like the alopecia has migrated up to my eyebrow.
"I realise you aren't all awaiting every update on its progress but I want people to acclimatise to the new partially depilated me and not freak everyone out by suddenly appearing in public like a half-plucked elephant bird with no forewarning.
"So this is where we're at. I'd really like to keep my eyebrows, but it's out of my hands at this point ... tho I have started taking vitamin D and something called biotin."
Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss and affects people in different ways.
This can include the thinning or a total loss of hair, according to the NHS.
Some 100,000 people are affected by alopecia, according to the National Institute for Health.