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Now you see it, now you don’t: Sting’s beard

August 8, 2008

sting-with-beard.jpgNEW YORK – It seemed a strange time for a shave. After the main set and before the encore at The Police’s last ever concert, Sting sat down in a barber’s chair backstage and relaxed as two women shaved his face, first with electric razors then with a blade. The moment was filmed and beamed to a giant screen above the stage. 

Why, you might ask? Media commentators in the past week have been less than kind about his salt-and-pepper beard that was showing serious signs of grey — and age. Sting was quoted on Monday as saying “The ladies love it,” but perhaps something changed his mind.

Check him out before and after — here’s a photo taken early in the show on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, and then click on this link to see the official video of the encore — after the beard was shaved.

You can read the Reuters report on the band’s last concert together here.



What could ne more important today than whether Sting has or does not have a beard? I just can’t imagine =, can you?

Posted by Katherine | Report as abusive

sting is damn good looking without the beard.

Posted by good day | Report as abusive

I think Sting is so much better without that beard. Now, if he’ll just get rid of the other one: Trudie!!

Posted by Desert Rose | Report as abusive

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