RECEDING HAIRLINE NO JOKE FOR DENNIS MILLER

Published on: January 19, 2004

FAMED funnyman Dennis Miller has a hair-raising confession: He has hair plugs.

In fact, it turns out that the former "Saturday Night Live" and "Monday Night Football" star, well-known for his long and lavish locks, has had the procedure done twice over the past five years.

"I've had them -- and it's great," the 49-year-old Miller candidly told The ENQUIRER in an exclusive interview.

"It's one operation they've got down pat. Nobody has a clue I had it done until I tell them," explains the comedian, adding that the procedure is practically painless.

But why would an arch-cynic like Miller, one of the longtime bad boys of comedy, go in for such a public display of vanity?

"I've been known for having a head of hair," he says, "and when you've been a pisser like I have on TV for so many years, there's nothing your critics would delight in more than watching you go slowly bald.

"Quite frankly, I don't mind telling people I had it done, because I think a lot of guys out there would like to get hair plugs but are probably worried about what's involved. But it's a pretty easy operation."

In reality, Miller admits that the procedure has actually helped him feel better about himself. "Who wants to be bald?" he laughs. -- JIM NELSON