Shocked fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Madonna's new hairdo - which was displayed in public last week - wasn't real. The music icon fooled fans and media worldwide into thinking she had a new hair cut when it was actually a wig.
The 48-year-old singer caused quite a stir when she unveiled a sharp new platinum-blonde bob at a Tokyo art gallery. But when she took to the stage in Tokyo for the final performance of her world "Confessions" tour she revealed her shoulder-length, honey-colored locks were still intact.
Madonna's hairpiece was created by her Beverly Hills hairdresser Andy LeCompte, who accompanied her around the world for the four months of her controversial music tour.
Though many praised the hairdo, some critics thought it too similar to Victoria Beckham's recent dramatic restyle.
A source told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "Madonna has been toying with the idea of getting her hair cut for some time, but hasn't quite had the courage to go through with it. The wig was her idea, and a way of trying the bob out without going for the chop."