After an appearance on The One Show, James Nesbitt’s alopecia fight is revealed.
After his appearance on The One Show last week made a stir, it has been revealed that JAMES NESBITT has been suffering from alopecia for “some time.”
James Nesbitt has been afflicted with Alopecia Areata, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss in tiny spots. During filming, a source close to the TV personality revealed that he sometimes wears make-up to hide the areas where there is no hair.
“James has no problem with having alopecia,” the source told MailOnline.
“He’s had it for a long time and it hasn’t affected his life in any way.
“When James isn’t filming, he never tries to disguise it.
“However, while he’s in character, it’s customary to apply make-up to the area where he’s lost his hair.”
When this website contacted James’ representatives for comment, they confirmed that he was suffering from the illness.
“I can confirm as guidance that James currently has Alopecia – like many others as it affects 2% of the population,” his representative added, “but he will not be making any comment.”
James came on The One Show on Tuesday to talk about his work as a UK ambassador for Unicef, the United Nations Children’s Fund.
During his interview with hosts Sam Quek and Jermaine Jenus, he appeared to have “drawn on eyebrows,” according to several viewers.
Many people on Twitter reacted negatively to the actor’s appearance, with some expressing confusion about his facial hair.
“James Nesbitt’s brows are wonderful to behold,” one person said.
“It’s as though he’s dozing off and some malicious kids have snatched the felt top pens.”
“Does anyone know what’s going on with James Nesbitt’s brows?” another asked.
“I apologize if I’ve missed any disease or otherwise implying he has charcoal brows scribbled on by an enraged toddler.”
James revealed in 2017 that he had undergone a hair transplant treatment, claiming that his hair loss had harmed his career.
“Well, I went public with it,” he told the Radio Times. I was overjoyed to be able to talk about it.
“I just thought to myself, ‘Come on, someone will say it before I do.’
“[Hair loss] was a problem I had to deal with.
“It was probably my vanity talking.
“But it had an impact on my career as well; in terms of the kind of leadership responsibilities I’ve had since then, it’s undoubtedly helped.”