George Sampson's hair transplant 'massive success'
27 April 2017 - 4:00 PM

George Sampson's hair transplant 'massive success'

George Sampson's hair transplant was a "massive success."

The former "Britain's Got Talent" winner - who picked up the trophy in 2008 - underwent the £9,000 procedure, which saw a robot pluck up to 2,000 hairs from the back of his head and then a surgeon replant them by hand, on Wednesday (26.04.17) afternoon at the Juvida clinic in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Taking to his Twitter account after the procedure, he said: ""Had the best day ever thanks to wonderful people of @juvidaclinics... the transplant was a massive success and now recovery begins... (sic)"

The 23-year-old dancer - who made a name for himself spinning on his head and back flipping across the stage - revealed he was planning to have the hair transplant, despite his youthful age, because he'd started to go bald as a result of breakdancing.

He said earlier this week: "It [dance] helped me get where I am. But it's left me bald on top. When I was 14 I wasn't that bothered because I wore hats. But I'm older now. I tried herbal remedies, steroids. It got so bad my girlfriend worried about me bowing at shows in case it was visible. Image is a massive part of what I do."

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But it wasn't just his hair that suffered as a consequence of his head-spinning moves as doctors warned him that his breakdancing could leave his crippled as he suffers with Scheuermann's disease, a curvature of the spine that hits teenagers.

The condition left George blind for two months when he was 14 years old.

George Sampson to have hair transplant

George Sampson to have hair transplant

26 April 2017 - 10:00 AM

George Sampson to have hair transplant

He said at the time: "The eye was all inflamed. I'd been using Deep Heat for my sore back, so at first I just thought I'd got it in my eye.

"But I ended up blind. The spinal nerves were trapped and it affected my optic nerves. I lost all my co-ordination and it was really hard to dance, as I didn't have my balance. I kept bumping into everything."

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