Tyson Fury: Going bald is beautiful and should be embraced
"The Gypsy King's bald and it doesn't bother me."
Baldness is a body image anxiety affecting a large percentage of men, but Tyson Fury thinks losing your hair is beautiful and something to be embraced.
Speaking to JOE earlier this week, Fury says losing your hair should not take your confidence with it too.
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The two-time heavyweight champion said: "The Rock's bald and he's the most famous actor in the world. It doesn't bother him. The Gypsy King's bald and it doesn't bother me.
"I used to have a lion's mane of hair but lost it all. Did it affect me? Nah. Did I let it get me down? Nope. Use it as a positive - you don't have to get it cut all the time.
"It's a sign of getting older, innit? Some people lose their hair, some people don't."
For anyone going bald, Tyson Fury says his advice would be just to crack on with your life - and not let it get you down.
"Embrace being bald," he said.
"Don't be in denial. Shave it off if it looks a mess. Get rid of it. Grow a beard, get some facial hair going. That's what I did, I've got the upside down haircut!"
Fury says social media has a lot to answer for when it comes to perpetuating an idealised male (and female) body image.
"You see all these perfectly built people. They're all ripped and they're all working out 24/7. All the girls are doing squats, all ripped in bikinis, and the men are the same.
"But when I go out, if I go to the first pub or first bar, I don't see any of these people. I just see normal people with bits of bellies on them drinking a pint of beer and women having a glass of wine."
Fury added that he is happy with his current weight - and it has never held him back in the boxing ring.
"I'm a two-time heavyweight champion of the world and I've never had a good body, ever. I've been in front of millions of people with my shirt off and I feel good about me.
"I'm a fat man who's happy - I've got the excellent dad bod, you see."
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