Some people had expressed fears that he’d done a Britney Spears and shaved off his hair in a moment of madness.
But the reason behind actor Charlie Sheen’s new shorn look was nothing more than the actor wanting a fresh new style.
The star showed off his new hairstyle as he arrived for an appointment at the dentist in Los Angeles this weekend.
The 44-year-old smiled at the waiting cameras outside the surgery and tipped his grey trilby hat in their direction, revealing his shorn locks.
And while some had feared that his turbulent past few months had been the reason for such an extreme look, those close to the star dismissed this speculation and said he just fancied a new hairdo since quitting his long-running TV comedy series Two And A Half Men.
The show’s executive producer Mark Burg said: ‘For seven years [doing Two and a Half Men,] Charlie had to have the same haircut.
‘Now that he’s completed his contract, he decided to get a haircut and he used a No. 2 buzzer. No big deal. He likes it and likes that it’s easier to take care of. It looks good”‘
Sheen’s publicist Stan Rosenfield added: “He is not working right now and wanted to have a different look. He didn’t shave his head. He simply got a buzz cut. Big difference.’
It’s been a troublesome time for the actor since his arrest on charges of domestic violence against his wife Brooke Mueller on Christmas Day in Colorado.
In February he was formally charged with menacing, criminal mischief and assault and will stand trial on July 21 and could face three years in jail.
That same month he announced that he was taking a break from Two and a Half Men to voluntarily enter a rehab facility and filming on the show temporarily stopped.
Last month, his representative announced that he was leaving rehab and would return to work on the show.
But although the sitcom, CBS’s top rated comedy, has been recommissioned for an eighth series, Sheen’s contract is over at the end of this season.
A source close to Sheen denied that it had not been renewed in a row over money, but said the actor wants to get back to movies.
And according to the new issue US magazine In Touch Weekly, the actor has been accused of having an affair with a high priced escort named Angelina Tracy.
The cover photo shows him wearing a moustache with a cheap cigarette, hanging from his mouth allegedly leaving the home of Angelina who it claims he visited while Mueller was away for a week.
Referring to his rehabilitation, Sheen’s agent Rosenfield denied the story and said: ‘The woman in question is the sister of one of Sheen’s campmates, and Sheen was only responding to a 12th step call.’
And he added that Sheen only wore the disguise to play a joke on the paparazzi.
He said: ‘Since Sheen knew he was being followed and how this would look, he wore the moustache in a tongue and cheek disguise gesture.’
Even Sheen saw the funny side as he drove away from his dentist appointment and held the magazine up and laughed.
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