Cheyenne Jackson Shares ‘Horrible Secret’ of Scars From Multiple Hair Transplant Surgeries

Lately there has been a lot of talk about celebrities and plastic surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. One person who decided to talk openly about his previous procedures is Cheyenne Jackson.

The American Horror Story actor decided to reveal his “horrible secret” on Instagram. Find out what he had to say and how different people are reacting to the post.

Cheyenne Jackson shared his scars

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I’ve been DREADING this day for 17 years. The day when my horrible secret would be revealed. No, this gnarly scar across my head isn’t from life-saving brain surgery, nor did I narrowly survive a shark attack. It’s worse. (At least in Hollywood…) I had hair transplant surgery. 5 of them, to be exact over 14 years. My inner monologue is “Really Cheyenne? With everything that’s going on in the world, you’re CONFESSING that you had hair surgery? Get over yourself.” I get it, but I’m admitting this really, to RELEASE how much shame & anxiety I’ve had about people finding out for years. I started losing my hair around 22. My older brother was balding too, but was way braver & cooler & just shaved his off. It was really emotional for me to watch it fall out & I felt less attractive & truly less like myself as the days went on, so I saved up and got my first surgery at 28. I hid it from everyone. It was painful & expensive but I started to feel better about myself. Over the years as my hair kept thinning, I kept secretly getting more procedures & would just pray that no one would find out. Why? Why did I care so much? What does that say about me? Being a vain actor in an industry that rewards beauty, I vowed to keep this my secret forever. I feel SO stupid saying that but it’s my truth. As if someone finding out would somehow negate my talent, or make me less viable or valuable in the world. At the beginning of every job, I’d secretly gather the hair & makeup people, dramatically close the door of the trailer, & make a big deal about REVEALING my devastating truth. Every. Single. Time. they basically said “ummm…yeah…so?” NO ONE CARED BUT ME! I’m sharing because maybe this will inspire someone out there to share a secret they’ve been hiding, or show a scar that they’ve been afraid of anyone seeing. Let it go. What I’ve learned during this pandemic is that shit like this just doesn’t matter. I’m trying to teach my kids to accept themselves & to be proud of who they are, & to put value on things that are IMPORTANT & REAL so as their father, the example should start with me. This is that. I’ll go first. #ShowYourScars

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The American Horror Story actor posted a picture of the front and back of his head on Instagram. It revealed that he has a long scar going around his head.

“I’ve been DREADING this day for 17 years,” started the caption. “The day when my horrible secret would be revealed. No, this gnarly scar across my head isn’t from life-saving brain surgery, nor did I narrowly survive a shark attack. It’s worse. (At least in Hollywood…) I had hair transplant surgery. 5 of them, to be exact over 14 years.”

He wrote that posting this during the pandemic might not be the best time but he revealed why he wanted to do it. “I get it, but I’m admitting this really, to RELEASE how much shame & anxiety I’ve had about people finding out for years,” read the post. “I started losing my hair around 22. My older brother was balding too, but was way braver & cooler & just shaved his off. It was really emotional for me to watch it fall out & I felt less attractive & truly less like myself as the days went on, so I saved up and got my first surgery at 28. “

Some fans criticized his timing

Cheyenne Jackson attends FX's "American Horror Story" 100th Episode Celebration
Cheyenne Jackson attends FX’s “American Horror Story” 100th Episode Celebration | Rachel Luna/FilmMagic

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Some fans weren’t happy about the timing of his post. “There’s people that are dying queen,” reads one comment.

Other people brought up the pandemic in the comments. “Exactly… THIS SH*T DONT MATTER , it’s sad a pandemic has opened humanity’s eyes to the superficial and ego driven lives we all lead,” read another comment.

Another person added, “Rich people problems.” Those who left nicer comments happened to be other famous people.

Other celebrities showed him support

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Tony Award winner, Marissa Jaret Winokur was one of the many celebrities who showed him support in the comments by sharing her own experience. “I wore/wear fake hair since 1994 …When I would go home on a ‘date’ I would take a shower and put it under the sink … and have wet hair … and then sneak back after the ‘date’ and put it back on…..When I say ‘date’ I mean my husband because obviously he’s the only one I ‘dated,'” she wrote.

Kristin Chenoweth wrote “Well this is inspiring. I love you. And that scar.” Elizabeth Berkley also commented with “Love you. And love your truth and journey and all of it. Your kids have a real life superhero… miss you.”

It looks like the post is getting strong reactions from people. Jackson’s friends seem to be nothing but supportive about it.