BTOB‘s Peniel has long struggled with alopecia (hair loss) and has personally opened up about it in the past on Hello Counselor. His stylist was the first to ever notice him having a bald spot but it eventually kept getting worse and worse. After seeing a doctor about it, he learned that it may not just be hereditary but also due to stress.
His company along with his members all wondered if he would have wanted to go back to the States to rest and recover but instead, Peniel decided to shave his head and face this issue head-on. His members and fans were all super supportive of the decision and we’ve encountered a beautiful bald Peniel ever since.
However at the 32nd Golden Disc Awards fans couldn’t help but notice how much Peniel has grown his hair, and he looks amazing!
Why did I just notice peniel got hair? 😱😱 pic.twitter.com/IMy6I9XMyW
— TK #LoveYourself ❤️ (@tanekare_mane) January 10, 2018
At first, fans were amazed,
PENIEL'S HAIR IS BACK YO
— ㅡ (@hoshuchu) January 10, 2018
DID PENIEL JUST GROW SOME HAIR. OMG https://t.co/atHVOm4q7c
— 학연이. (@jonghyoern) January 10, 2018
PENIEL HAS HAIR NOW YAY
— 워너원 쓰레기 (@wanna1_trash) January 10, 2018
Others were genuinely happy and very supportive.
wait i might be late on this but looking at the gdas peniel looked like he had a lot of hair which makes me happy coz he was extremely stressed abt it before
— cham (@hoodiejin) January 11, 2018
And it wasn’t just fans that noticed…EXID was also caught on camera last month talking to Peniel about his hair growth.
look at our peniel getting the attention bcos his hair is growing well and bravingly facing them DAMN BABY U MAKE ME PROUD EVERYDAY pic.twitter.com/1XGS5q981F
— gia (@shindonggevn) November 30, 2017