Liberty X star Kevin Simm has called for less stigma surrounding hair loss following his own hair transplant.
The singer, 40, underwent a hair transplant back in 2018 after years of grappling with insecurities.
As reported by Manchester Evening News, Kevin said: “There’s a real stigma around hair loss and other men in particular make fun of it.
“Women don’t seem to mind but around men it is an issue.”
He noted: “It needs to be less of a stigma.”
The singer also spoke about his long career in singing since leaving school, having been in Liberty X from 2001 to 2007 and from 2012 to 2014, and how this affected his close attention to his appearance.
Kevin added: “You’re constantly conscious about going bald and it really adds extra stress to your personal ups and downs.”
As the anxiety surrounding his hair loss continued, he finally decided to receive a hair transplant back in 2018.
He recommended the process, adding: “You go through the healing stage and don’t look great for a few days after, but it was fairly quick on how much it changes.”
On the whole, Kevin concluded it was a “quite strange experience.”
Juvida’s research notes that over three-quarters (77%) of men say that hair loss has knocked their confidence, while over half (52%) believe it has made them less attractive.
Meanwhile, his reunion with Liberty X ended in 2015, Kevin went on to audition for The Voice UK in 2016 and went on to be mentored by the Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson after having initially chosen to be mentored by Paloma Faith.
Kevin went on to win the 2016 series of The Voice UK and released a single, All You Good Friends.
He briefly reunited with Liberty X for Birmingham Gay Pride in the same year.
The band’s first album with Kevin’s vocals, entitled The Journey, will be released in 2021.
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