Matthew McConaughey says a doctor was caught lying to other doctors about giving him a hair transplant
Matthew McConaughey told LADBible that he recovered from hair loss using a "topical ointment."
The actor said he once had to prove to a renowned doctor that he had not received a hair transplant.
The doctor had said a surgeon had been telling other doctors that he gave McConaughey a transplant.
Matthew McConaughey told LADBible that he once had to prove to a doctor that he had not received a hair transplant.
The Academy Award-winning actor recounted how he suffered from hair loss in the late 1990s in his 2020 memoir, "Greenlights." McConaughey told LADBible he tried shaving his hair off but his eventual cure was much simpler.
"I get this topical ointment, and I rub it into my scalp once a day for 10 minutes," he said. "I was fully committed to it — no Propecia, no nothing. It was just manual labor. All I can tell you is it came back. I have more hair now than I had in 1999."
Despite this, there were rumors that McConaughey had used a hair transplant to recover his lost hair. In the interview, McConaughey said he bumped into a renowned doctor in Beverly Hills, California, who told him that a surgeon was taking credit for the actor's hair recovery.
According to the doctor, the surgeon mentioned the "Interstellar" actor every year at an international hair-transplant convention, so the doctor asked to check McConaughey's hair.
"He goes, 'Can I just look at your hair? Can I just feel it and see?'" McConaughey said. "I said, 'Yeah, man.' He goes, 'You don't have transplants.' I said, 'That's what I said. Of course, I don't.' He goes, 'I can't wait to bust this guy's nut next year when he raises his hand.'"
McConaughey said he still used the ointment because he didn't want to risk his hair going back to the way it was.
"You can go back and look at things like 'The Wedding Planner' and those things. I mean, you'll see. I was losing," he said. "I got a picture, turn of the millennium party in 2000 in Jamaica, I was looking down laughing, and there was a baseball-sized bald spot on the top of my head."
He added: "I'm not going to quit to see if, like, 'Oh, do I need to do it anymore?' I'm not taking that chance."
McConaughey has spoken about the product Regenix, a natural hair-loss treatment, in the past.
"I started rubbing my head with this stuff called Regenix, and damn if it didn't come back. I had a silver dollar," the actor said in an appearance on "Live with Kelly" in 2017, referring to a bald spot on his head.
In "Greenlights," McConaughey also recalled turning down a $14.5 million rom-com offer — one of the biggest of his career — because he wanted to take his work in a new direction. The actor also said his dad died of a heart attack while having sex with his mom.
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