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Champagne Papi is getting candid about Covid.

After a fan account posted before and after images of Drake’s thinning heart-shaped hairline, the Grammy-award winning rapper left a comment that set the record straight.

Instagram account, Drizzy_Drake_Vids, posted the images with a caption that read, “That heart is stressed 💀😭”

Once Drake caught wind of the post, he came to his hairline’s defense. “I had Covid that sh*t grew in weird I had to start again 😂,” he commented. “It’s coming back don’t diss.”

Unfortunately one of the residual effects of the Covid-19 virus is hair loss. Telogen effluvium, a condition that can be triggered by surgery, extreme physical trauma or weight loss, medications, and illnesses, has also effected those who’ve recovered from the virus.

Although this side-effect is annoying, it is not long lasting. As Drake mentioned in his comment, his hair is growing back. That’s because the condition only triggers hair loss for about 6 months. An article from  Harvard Health Publishing at Harvard Medical School explains, “Because hairs that enter the telogen phase rest in place for two to four months before falling out, you may not notice any hair loss until two to four months after the event that caused the problem.”

If you’ve experienced the condition, then you’ll know your recover time is right around the corner. “Telogen effluvium rarely lasts longer than six months, although some cases last longer.”

We are rooting for your hairline, Papi!


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