Bake Off's Matt Lucas shares heartbreaking abuse from troll over his alopecia
The Great British Bake Off presenter Matt Lucas shared the heartbreaking abuse he received from a troll about his alopecia.
The 47-year-old said he didn't know the cruel individual who sent him the abusive message but it showed up in his inbox yesterday evening.
"It didn't remotely bother me on a personal level because it's just some bored, drunk kids trying to shock but I post it as an insight into some of the insanity that comes with the job. Happy Saturday!" he shared with his 277,000 Instagram followers.
The message in question was in video form and read: "He says he wants to put your bald cancerous head up his a*** and call you his little hobbit b****".
It was a vile response to a post from a Twitter user bidding Matt and the GBBO team good luck with their National Television Award nomination on Thursday.
Comedian Matt lost his hair when he was six years old after he was hit by a car while on holiday in Portugal two years before.
When he turned six, the delayed trauma response caused him to begin losing his hair.
The shock of the accident resulted in alopecia - a condition that causes your hair to fall.
The Little Britain star previously said going through such a huge change in appearance from a young age shaped him into the man he is today.
During an appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show, he lifted the lid on his insecurities which stemmed from his childhood.
Matt explained that when he was six, he woke up one morning to find a few strands of hair on his pillow.
The legendary comedian recalled not being too worried at the time, but when he woke up the next morning, his mother became alarmed.
After that morning, his hair continued to fall out.
Matt's family were left completely shocked by his sudden hair loss, and went to a doctor in a bid to find the answer to his health problem.
After seeing "countless" doctors, a health expert concluded the hair loss was the result of shock after he was knocked down by a car in Portugal two years earlier.
Matt was then diagnosed with alopecia.
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