Louis Theroux shares alopecia update

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Louis Theroux has shared an update on his facial hair loss – revealing his famously expressive eyebrows have been affected. 

The documentary maker had previously shared a photo on social media earlier this year that showed gaps in his facial hair, and said it “probably” resulted from alopecia.

On Monday, the 53-year-old posted a clip on Instagram alongside the hashtag alopecia, showing a large portion of hair from his eyebrows had gone.

Theroux wrote: “I’d like to know how I’m supposed to continue a career based largely on raising and lowering different eyebrows WITHOUT ANY EYEBROWS!!

“I’m seriously thinking of getting them tattooed back on but it feels like a big step! Thoughts?”

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Theroux has been candid about his experiences with hair loss. In July, he wrote on Instagram: “Oh jeez it looks like the alopecia has migrated up to my eyebrow.

“I realise you aren’t all awaiting every update on its progress but I want people to acclimatise to the new partially depilated me and not freak everyone out by suddenly appearing in public like a half-plucked elephant bird with no forewarning.

“So this is where we’re at. I’d really like to keep my eyebrows, but it’s out of my hands at this point … tho I have started taking vitamin d and something called biotin.”

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss and can come in different forms, including “thinning” of the hair or total loss of hair, according to the NHS.

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