England star Ben Stokes opens up on confidence-boosting hair transplant after spotting bald patch on TV footage

BEN STOKES has opened up about how his hair transplant has given him a new-found confidence.

England all-rounder Stokes, 32, has returned to his country’s ODI side ahead of the 2023 World Cup – which gets underway next month.

Ben Stokes has opened up about his hair transplantReuters

Stokes’ transplant has given him a lot more confidenceInstagram @stokesy

It comes after leading England to glory in 2019 with an unbeaten 84 in the final against New Zealand.

Shortly before that triumph, Stokes underwent a hair transplant in 2018.

And he has now discussed how the procedure improved his outlook when the hair loss was “getting too much”.

Speaking to The Telegraph, he said: “I saw the footage of myself, and the angle would be a bird’s-eye view, straight on top. I thought, ‘God, this is getting worse and worse.

“I’m lucky in that I’m quite tall, so I was standing above most people. But it just got to the point where it was getting too much.

“So I went in, got it done, and as soon as I started seeing the results, it gave me so much more confidence, knowing that I didn’t have to worry about it as much as I did beforehand.”

Stokes also encouraged others to follow in his footsteps by insisting there is no longer a “stigma” around the procedure.

He added: “Men and hair, it’s a thing. The procedures used to be kept quiet. It was almost one of those things where you didn’t want people to know you had had it done.


“As people get older, they want to have a good head of hair. I know how I felt, from all the compliments I received. It gives you so much confidence.

“The stigma and the secretiveness have gone.”

Stokes also released a picture of himself after the procedure, captioned: “In support of mental health, I want to share how a hair transplant with Wimpole Clinic boosted my confidence.

“The results were astounding; I highly recommend Wimpole Clinic for anyone considering this procedure.”

England Test captain Stokes hit a a record 182 against New Zealand in a warm-up ODI earlier this month.

He will be one of England’s key players in the tournament – which gets underway in India on October 5 when Stokes and Co come up against New Zealand.

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