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David Letterman Is Completely Unrecognizable with Beard and Bald Head

Legendary late-night host David Letterman is looking very different nowadays!

On Tuesday, Letterman was seen sporting a bald head and full-on beard while enjoying a sweaty jog in celeb hotspot St. Barts.


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The 68-year-old’s retirement look is quite a contrast from how many are used to seeing him during his 33 years on “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Late Show with David Letterman,” on which he mostly sported a clean-shaven look and eyeglasses.

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Letterman recently explained why he was growing out his facial hair. He told Whitefish Review, "I used to say, every day, 'I am so sick and tired of shaving.' I had to shave every day, every day, for 33 years. And even before that, when I was working on local TV. And I just thought, ‘The first thing I will do when I am not on TV is stop shaving.' And everybody hates it. My wife hates it. My son hates it. But it’s interesting. I’ve kind of developed a real creepy look with it that I’m sort of enjoying. And I can tell that people are off-put by it. And the more people implore me to shave, the stronger my resolve is to not shave. So the day that I shave, I’ll call you.”

He continued, "And I know it’s not a good-looking beard. But I don’t even care. I just don’t care. And it’s kind of fun. Well, I won’t say that it’s fun to walk around irritating people —I think I’ve proved that on TV­ — but it’s sort of amusing to see the reactions."

We’ll just have to wait to see when David decides to shave his beard!