02
Nov
09

Turns Out Agassi Was Wearing a Piece the Whole Time


Andre AgassiAndre Agassi’s publicists are doing an excellent job of marketing his upcoming autobiography; first they released an excerpt where he talks about doing crystal meth and now he’s admitting that his long flowing hairstyle that he was famous for in the 90s was, in fact, a wig.

If we can’t count on honesty from our tennis stars our society is already lost.

In his 1990 French Open final (his first Grand Slam final) Agassi’s was concerned before the match “not for victory, but that my hairpiece would not fall off”, he writes in “Open”.

As his hair started falling out Agassi faced an inner struggle, “Every morning I would get up and find another piece of my identity on the pillow, in the wash basin, down the plughole.”

“I asked myself: you want to wear a toupee? On the tennis court? I answered myself; what else could I do?”

That French Open final was especially frightening for Agassi because the wig began to fall apart after he took a shower the night before. In a panic, Agassi and his brother pinned and clipped the wig back together in a slap-dash job that he wasn’t sure if it would hold.

“With each leap, I imagine [the wig] falling into the sand. I imagine millions of spectators move closer to their TV sets, their eyes widening and, in dozens of dialects and languages, ask how Andre Agassi’s hair has fallen from his head.”

His then-wife Brooke Shields finally convinced him to move on from the wig.

“She said I should shave my head,” he said. “It was like suggesting I should have all my teeth out.

“Nevertheless, I thought for a few days about it, about the agonies it caused me, the hypocrisy and lies.”

Agassi’s hair wasn’t real! I don’t know what to believe anymore, I feel like my whole childhood was a lie. I don’t think I could be more surprised than if you told me Ray Bourque spent the entire 1990s shooting heroin and was a highly successful art thief in the offseason.

[Yahoo!]


1 Response to “Turns Out Agassi Was Wearing a Piece the Whole Time”


  1. 1 shatraw
    November 2, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    everything with this guy keeps getting weirder and weirder.


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