Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd 'considered giving up acting' due to his hair loss

Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd on the red carpter
(Image credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Jack is pictured here in 2018 before his hair transplant

Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd has revealed that his mental heath was being affected so badly by his hair falling out that he considered giving up acting.

Tweeting before and after pictures of the hair transplant he had at the end of last year, the 31-year-old actor, who's best known for playing David Platt, wrote that he “decided to get one as my hair was falling out and it was affecting my mental health to the point where I considered giving up acting and not being in the public eye.”

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Jack is clearly pleased with the results and thanked the Crown Clinic, where he had his hair transplant.

In a case study on the Crown Clinic’s website, Jack explained: “It’s such a common thing for guys to have now – like a male version of the boob job.”

He added: “One of my mates had a transplant and he looked so much better afterwards that I didn’t recognise him. I was blown away by the improvement and he told me he wished he had done it earlier.

“I thought if I am going to do it, I should act now so that I can get the benefits for longer.

“I want to get my hair back to what it was like before so that I can style it at the front any way that I like.”

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Jack in the dock as David in Coronation Street

Jack continued that although he had been losing his hair for some time, the process really seemed to speed up during the last year before he decided to have a hair transplant.

“I could see the difference when I watched myself on screen and when I was travelling in a lift and the mirror would highlight my hair loss.

''A few of the make-up girls at Corrie suggested that I should have it done and I have talked it through with a few people at work.

''My hair loss has definitely accelerated in the last year. I have had a few personal issues off-screen which have been stressful and I am also an insomniac which just adds to my stress levels.”

As it takes up to a year for the hair to grow back, viewers should be seeing the full result of Jack’s hair transplant around Christmas.

Coronation Street continues on ITV.

Main pic: Mike Marsland/WireImage

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