GARETH Gates is paranoid that his hair will fall out AGAIN due to the stress of his break up with fiancee Faye Brookes.
The 35-year-old star split from the Corrie actress earlier this month following a series of “jealous rows”.
Gareth has since been seen trying to win the 31-year-old beauty back with a series of love songs that he has uploaded to his social media pages.
However, he is now panicking that all of the drama will undo the work of his surgeons, with the former Pop Idol singer undergoing a hair transplant in 2017.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, a source explained: “Gareth is very twitchy about his hair and is constantly adjusting and styling it.
“He’s worried that the stress and strain of all this business with Faye will mean that the work of the surgeons will fail and he’ll have to go under the knife again.”
The insider added: “That’s something that he doesn’t need on top of everything else.”
Gareth became famed for his spiky hair when he shot to fame as a teenager in Pop Idol 17 years ago.
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Over the years he became self-conscious of his thinning and patchy hair, telling The Sun’s Bizarre column at the time: “I had a big deal with the hair company Wella and I was known for having this great hair.
“However, as I’ve got slightly older, my hair is starting to thin a bit.
“I’ve always wanted long hair, but I’ll be happy with dense, thick hair with a better hairline.”
Gareth’s rep denied the report when approached by The Sun Online.
Gareth has been left heartbroken by his and Faye’s split, with the brunette beauty wasting no time in moving out of their shared home and handing back her 4-carat diamond engagement ring.
At the weekend, Gareth shared a video of himself crooning “how am I supposed to live without you?” as he performed a Michael Bolton ballad in his living room.
Many of his followers assumed he was singing about Faye, with one insisting: “She ain’t coming back. Leave it alone.”
The recording came just hours after The Sun revealed that Faye had grown close to a hunky fitness trainer Joe Davies.
A source close to the singer told us: “Poor Gareth is absolutely heartbroken. He’s in pieces.
“Towards the end of their relationship, Faye started having mysterious late night gym sessions and saying she was out with new gym pals.
“About five weeks ago they had a blazing row, and Gareth confronted Faye about Joe. He felt something wasn’t right, though she insisted they were friends.”
On Twitter, Faye denied they were an item, saying she was a member of the gym and Joe was just a friend.
Gareth and Faye met when they starred in Legally Blonde in 2012, going public with their relationship in August 2013.
They got engaged in January but called time on their romance in mid-August.
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