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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.

PICTURE: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Comments

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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