PAGE SIX – Michael Strahan is a whole new man.
The “Good Morning America” host, 49, shocked fans on Tuesday when he seemingly closed the famous gap in his front teeth.
In a video posted on Instagram, Strahan showed the process of his mouth makeover with Smile Design Manhattan.
“I did it. #GoodbyeGap,” he captioned the clip.
Strahan knew he would get some backlash for the decision, and even listed all the people he expected would disapprove — including his followers, friends, business partners and family.
But ultimately, the former NFL player said, “I gotta do what I wanna do for myself.”
Revealing the final result, which he said was “50 years in the making,” the footballer was left nearly speechless.
Strahan previously revealed that he has considered altering his smile in the past, telling Elle in 2012 that he once had a dentist show him mock-ups when he was in his twenties, but ultimately decided against it.
“There’s so much pressure to be perfect. You can fix everything now … ”
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Celebs, organizations work to raise awareness of colorectal cancer among Black men
TODAY SHOW – Jamie Foxx and Deon Cole are among those encouraging men to get screened.
Months after the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman, other celebrities are stepping forward to help raise awareness of how colorectal cancer impacts Black men.
Jamie Foxx appears in a new campaign from Stand Up To Cancer that launched this week, aiming to encourage screenings for early detection and prevention.
“Black-ish” star Deon Cole is also using his voice for the cause, telling TODAY that he was inspired by a good friend who’s struggling with the disease.
“It’s just something men don’t talk about, and they should,” he said. “We’re trying to break that, and talk about this, have conversations about it.”
In the U.S., Black people are 20% more likely to get colorectal cancer, a cancer that starts in the colon or rectum, than white people, and 40% more likely to die from it, according to the American Cancer Society.
Black men in particular may be especially at risk. There’s a slight male predominance compared to women for colon cancer in general, but there may be other factors, too.
Men who are the primary earners for their families may be hesitant to take time off to get screened, for example. Or, as Cole put it: “Men don’t like going to the doctor. We think we all got capes and we’re invincible.”
But this past year in particular has highlighted just how untrue that is. Boseman’s death in August, at age 43, put a sudden spotlight on colon cancer, a disease that’s rising in young adults. While many people think of the disease as something that only affects the elderly, more adults in their 20s and 30s are being diagnosed.
TODAY’s own Craig Melvin has been speaking out, too; his older brother, Lawrence Meadows, died of colon cancer in December, also at the age of 43.
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