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Ted Danson on Embracing His Gray Hair After Being Accused of Wearing a Wig | "I'm Happy to Be Gray"
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Ted Danson on Embracing His Gray Hair After Being Accused of Wearing a Wig | "I'm Happy to Be Gray"

"I'm out of the closet," the star about embracing his baldness and salt-and-pepper hair on screen in 2006 with the ABC sitcom, 'Help Me Help You.'

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Ted Danson's coiffure has always been a topic of interest for the public. In fact, the actor's hair probably got more limelight with the tabloids at one point in time than anything else he did. The Cheers star's hairstyle became the talk of the town in the '90s after the media-fuelled speculation that he was hiding bald patches by resorting to wigs.

Speaking to Deseret News in 2006, Danson addressed the allegations about his hair and opened up about finally embracing his hair in all its gray glory. "My hair became a topic of conversation in the beginning of 'Cheers,'" he said, explaining that he had a small bald spot when the show began and that he used to hide it with brown coloring "and comb my hair over it."

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Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by NBC Television
Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by NBC Television

Although Danson never fanned the speculations by adding his remarks to it, the buzz around his hair refused to die down. "And then the tabloids said that I'm wearing a huge hairpiece. And I couldn't go, 'No, no — 'I just color it in,'" he shared. "I indeed did have to wear a little divot hairpiece for Sam Malone... And then one of the tabloids airbrushed my entire head and said that I'm one of the people who is totally bald. And I, once again, couldn't say, 'No, no, I just wear this little..."

The actor finally decided to embrace his baldness and salt-and-pepper hair on screen in 2006 with the ABC sitcom, Help Me Help You. Talking about his decision to do so, the Emmy nominee and television personality shared that he felt very proud to flaunt his hair in its natural state. "I'm out of the closet. It's very nice not to sit around with a bunch of ladies with silver things in my hair getting dye jobs. So I'm happy to be gray," he said.