Graham Bonnet / Joe Lynn Turner “exemplifies the meaning of rockstar”

“I want you to know that I never realized what a beautiful man you were until I saw this photo,” Graham Bonnet has said about Joe Lynn Turner, who has openly talked about his alopecia disgnosis and how he has worn a hairpiece throughout his career.

“I’m posting this photo of my friend Joe Lynn Turner,” Graham says, ” because I was moved to tears today when I saw it. Joe exemplifies the meaning of rockstar. His bravery is staggering. This industry is ruthless (especially in our genre), particularly when it comes to hair.

“I still hear the tale about Ritchie Blackmore posting a guard at my hotel door to keep me from getting a haircut. BTW, that never happened, although he was so pissed when I did visit the barber. But I digress.

“I don’t know if Joe will see this, but I want him to know how proud I am of him and how moved I was at his honesty. You have blazed a trail today, Joe. If you are reading this, I want you to know that I never realized what a beautiful man you were until I saw this photo.”

Joe Lynn Turner
Joe Lynn Turner. Photo: Agata Nigrovskaya

Alopecia can affect just your scalp or your entire body, and it can be temporary or permanent. It can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or a normal part of ageing. Anyone can lose hair on their head, but it’s more common in men.

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