Lionel Richie Plastic Surgery: Before and After Botox, Facelift

Did Lionel Richie Have Plastic Surgery? American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer Lionel Richie first gained notoriety in the 1970s as a member of the Commodores and as a songwriter for the band. He penned and recorded the hit tracks Easy, Sail On, Three Times a Lady, and Still, with the group before his departure.

Beginning his musical journey as a solo artist, he released his debut self-titled album in 1982. As a solo artist, he sold over 100 million records worldwide and became one of the most popular singers of the 1980s. He has multiple awards to his name including four Grammy Awards, one Academy Award, and one Golden Globe Award.

Despite being a renowned performer, Lionel Richie is now largely known for being one of the judges on American Idol. Aside from his acting career, rumors that he has had plastic surgery also help him make headlines occasionally.

Early Life

Richie was born and raised in Tuskegee, Alabama, the son of Lionel Brockman Richie Sr. and Alberta R. Foster. He spent his formative years at Tuskegee University. He completed his secondary schooling at East University of the Joliet Municipal School District in Joliet, Illinois.

He was a famous tennis player in Joliet and attended Tuskegee University on a tennis scholarship, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in finance. At one point, Richie seriously considered pursuing a career in the Episcopal priesthood.

Church, but realized he wasn’t a “priest product” and instead pursued music professionally. He is also an active member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and a member of Kappa Psi, a statewide organization that promotes mutual respect among members of different groups.

Did Lionel Richie Have Plastic Surgery?

Lionel Richie is not new to being the subject of suspicions concerning plastic surgery. People have speculated if he has gone under the knife multiple times previously and they are again doing it today.

After ABC recently revealed that he along with Katy Perry and Luke Bryan will be returning as judges for the upcoming 21st season of American Idol, it brought up the surge in the allegations of his cosmetic surgery.

Every time the Endless Love hitmaker makes a public appearance or comes on television on American Idol, people can’t help but note how the singer looks very youthful for his age. He is 73 but does he look it?

Not at all! His face is just too smooth and he is wrinkle-free. Curiously, he appears to have aged without developing any facial creases at all. This has given led to misconceptions regarding plastic surgery, especially Botox and a facelift.

The American Idol Judge Before and After Botox, Facelift, and Hair Transplant!

People have long assumed that Lionel Richie has had Botox injections because of how smooth his face is and how there are no creases or even traces of wrinkles to be noticed on his face. The suspect of a facelift was because it is evident the ‘lift’ on his upper face, notably his cheeks.

He doesn’t seem to have sagged in the face like most individuals his age have. His youthfulness does not look natural at all and is likely due to plastic surgery. Everyone thinks so. The Hello singer, however, does not appear to have had the best career, and his admirers are constantly making fun of him for it.

They think he has gone overboard with all the surgeries and is continuously making fun of him for it. Randy Baumann from DVE Morning Show once tweeted, ‘Lionel Richie plastic surgery makes him look like he’s in full makeup for a regional production of Cats.’

Pardon My Take podcast host Dan Katz said that Lionel Richie’s lack of facial expression due to plastic surgery was a major flaw in his performance. Likewise, Drex who commanded the Jack 96.9 Morning Show claimed that he looked like he had third-degree burns and that his plastic surgeon should be shot.

Drex may have been on to something when he declared that Lionel Richie plastic surgery should be shot. Dr. Daniel Tomas Fuente Serrano of Beverly Hills was given an 18-month prison term for his role in a medical malpractice case.

According to The Guardian, the so-called “specialist” in plastic surgery was found to be injecting his clients with specially prepared substances that included industrial-grade silicone meant to lubricate vehicle parts. The publication also disclosed Lionel Richie to be one of his clients.

Lionel Richie Plastic Surgery Before and After
Lionel Richie Plastic Surgery Before and After

The Grammy-winner has never confirmed or rejected the rumor. And if it is true that he used to be the client of the surgeon then, no wonder he is incapable of emoting and expressing. Even though this happened a long time ago, he is still in the same position with regard to plastic surgery. Sadly, Lionel Richie still seems to be a plastic surgery junkie.

It’s also not totally out of the question that the American Idol producers advised him to stop using Botox. Apparently, they remarked that Lionel’s preoccupied with staying young but now he is on the point of looking odd and they wanted the spectators talking about the show, not his frozen face.

He is also claimed to have received hair transplants because his hairline which had started to fade is filled out today. However, all these are just rumors and have not been confirmed by Lionel Richie.

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