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Why Terry Crews Says His Bald Head Is Actually a Lie

The America's Got Talent Host has an interesting relationship with his hair. 

By Jackie Manno

It turns out that a lot of work goes into maintaining Terry Crews' signature bald look. 

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Watch the Season 19 premiere of America’s Got Talent Tuesday, May 28 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock

In a 2018 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!Crews was asked if his bald head was by choice or if he can  actually grow hair. And the answer might surprise you! 

"I am living a lie, because I am really not bald at all. I shave my head every day," Crews revealed. "But see, when it grows in, people are like, 'Who is he? What is that?' And people get really disturbed. So I've been this way for almost 30 years."

Yes, the America's Got Talent Host can actually grow a full head of hair, a style that he says makes him look totally different (click here to see if you agree).  

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Terry Crews gets reflective

Terry Crews on the Today show.

On July 30, Crews turned 55 years old. A week later, he took to his official Instagram page to share an introspective post on what he's learned in life while getting older and wiser.

"I'm inspired and determined to be the best human being I can be," he wrote in the caption. "The greatest thing about getting older - is the choice and decision to grow wiser. To see things in a new way, and the realization that the more you know, the more there is to know." 

"This is only the beginning for me," he added. "I choose to be present at this moment, and enjoy NOW, because this is all I have. No past, no future, just NOW. Now is eternal."

"Read to learn some more, grow some more and love some more!" he wrote, wrapping things up on a positive note. 

RELATED: Looking Back at AGT Host Terry Crews' Fascinating Career

Crews also got vulnerable in a 2022 interview with The Hollywood Reporter while discussing his memoir titled Tough: My Journey to True Power. During the interview, he opened up about how achieving fame has affected his relationship with himself.

Terry Crews appears at SiriusXM Studios.

“It was the internal success," he said. "It was feeling good about myself because I was just me. As entertainers, you’re perfectionists, but you’ll never do anything perfect. So you’re always feeling disappointed about a performance. You’re totally insecure all the time. But I became secure in just [thinking], 'Did I do my best?' And the answer was yes. Then I became very, very satisfied with that, and it started to grow."

He continued, “This is the thing: Your thoughts determine your feelings. What I had to do was start changing the way I thought about myself, and then I felt better about myself. But what was happening before was that I was thinking bad thoughts about me. I thought, 'I’m not any good.' A lot of performers suffer from imposter syndrome where things are good, but you don’t see it as good, you see it as: You’re a fake and maybe you’re just lucky; you’re not really talented; you didn’t really earn this.”