Friday 20 May 2022 03:43 AM Neighbours star Alan Fletcher addresses health concerns after he appeared on ... trends now
Alan Fletcher has addressed fans' concerns about his health after he recently debuted a bald head.
The 65-year-old veteran Neighbours actor reassured fans he's okay in a video posted to the show's Twitter account.
He explained that he'd been diagnosed with alopecia areata - an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss.
Losing it: Alan Fletcher has addressed fans' concerns about his health after he recently debuted a bald head
Alan revealed his newly bald look in recent Neighbours episodes, prompting fans to voice their concerns.
'A lot of fans have expressed a little concern about my health on the internet, and there have been some media inquiries as well, so I just want to put something to rest,' he said in the video.
'I am absolutely fine. I'm fit and well working on Neighbours and having a great time. But, I can report to you, I do have a disorder called alopecia areata.'
Changed man: He explained that he'd been diagnosed with alopecia areata - an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss
Alan explained that the disorder 'causes patchy hair loss', and he eventually just decided to shave it all off.
'I started to lose hair into my beard and then on my scalp in patches. So eventually I shaved my beard off, and then my hair became so patchy on my head, I had to get rid of most of that as well,' he explained.
He said that while the episodes with him bald had already