Elton John laughed off the issues he had with hair loss in the ‘70s and ’80s, noting that ever since he started wearing a wig, no one seems to bother with it any more.
He went through a series of attempts to save himself from baldness, with results that failed to satisfy but left press photographers “obsessed” with trying to catch him without a hat.
“In the late ‘80s, just before I got sober, I decided I’d had enough and dyed what was left of my hair platinum blond,” John wrote in his new memoir Me (via the Daily Mail). “Then after I got sober, I had a weave done, where they take what’s left of your hair and attach more hair to it. I debuted my new look at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. A writer noted that I looked like I had a dead squirrel on my head. I was forced to concede he had a point.”