Wayne Rooney tweets over hair transplant

FOOTBALLER Wayne Rooney has revealed on Twitter that he has had a hair transplant at a top London clinic after starting to go bald at just 25.

A photograph of the Manchester United and England striker leaving a private clinic in London's West End emerged yesterday.

He was captured walking towards a vehicle wearing a baseball cap underneath a hooded top but refused to comment on the matter.

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Rooney, 25, later posted confirmation via his Twitter account that he had undergone treatment to grow his hair back.

He tweeted: "Just to confirm to all my followers I have had a hair transplant. I was going bald at 25 why not. I'm delighted with the result."

He later added: "It's still a bit bruised and swollen when it dies down u will be first to see it. Anyone recommend any good hair gel. Haha."

And in another Tweet, he said: "I had it done in Harley street hair clinic London. Thanks to all the staff who looked after me."

Rooney had recently received stick on Twitter from team-mate Michael Owen about his receding hairline and admitted it was a "sensitive subject".

"How old are you in that photo? Your face looks like a 12-year-old but your hair looks like a 60-year-old!" Owen wrote.

Rooney replied: "Easy mo u know that's a sensitive subject."

His wife, Coleen, tweeted: "Hiya!! Yes waynes had his hair done! His own decision not me asking him, like alot are saying!! Pleased for him and it will look great x"

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He also received advice from another team-mate, Rio Ferdinand, who posted: "just don't go down the wearing a alice band route!! You'll be doing head&shoulders adverts soon!"

Rooney visited the Queen Anne Street Medical Centre, home to the Harley Street Hair Clinic, on Thursday as part of a two-day treatment.