Does Karl Kennedy Have Cancer? Neigbours Character Hair Loss And Baldness Reasons Explained

  Does Karl Kennedy Have Cancer? After noticing his balding, his admirers are concerned. ( Source : Mirror )

Karl Kennedy is a TV character played by the actor Alan Fletcher. He makes an appearance in the Australian soap series Neighbours, and he is well-known for a 1990s plot in which he had an affair with his wife's best friend.

Fletcher first debuted in the show in 1987 as mechanic Greg Cooper. He made his first appearance as Karl on 20 September 1994.

Talking about Kennedy, he is married to his childhood sweetheart Susan. He cheated on Susan twice, resulting in their separation and divorce; however, they subsequently got back together and remarried.

Neighbors will conclude on 28 July 2022; its final episode will air on Friday, 5 August. In the meantime, Kennedy made a surprise appearance at Bridge Street Cafe on a hunt for a taxi. This time the character is in a different look, which has made his fans concerned about his health. 

Does Karl Kennedy Have Cancer?

Karl Kennedy, the character played by Alan Fletcher, is healthy. He does not suffer from deadly diseases like cancer.

However, fans speculated that Fletcher's health might be an issue after noticing him fully bald and wearing a hat.

Linda asked to have a selfie with Karl.
Linda asked to have a selfie with Karl. ( Source : Mirror )

In the recent episode, Kennedy arrives at Bridge Street Cafe searching for a taxi. Linda Carter and Whitney Dean see him.

Whitney asks Kennedy: 'You alright there mate, you look a bit lost?'

With a grin, Kennedy said he was looking for a black cab. Later he was stopped by Linda, who stated, 'It's Dr Karl Kennedy. Gooday!'

Karl Kennedy Hair Loss Loss Reason Explained

After some fans expressed concern for Karl Kennedy's health, he resorted to social media to explain why his show character suddenly started losing hair. The actor who plays Karl Kennedy has said he lost hair due to alopecia areata.

The condition is an autoimmune disorder that usually results in unpredictable and patchy hair loss.

The 65-year-old actor addressed on Instagram: 'There has been concern expressed on the Internet that I am unwell. I assure you I am fit, well, and swamped filming the last episodes of Neighbours EVER!'

He added: 'I have a condition called alopecia that causes patchy hair loss. I have recorded a clip explaining the condition, which you can view on my website and the Neighbours Facebook page.'

The actor ended his post by thanking all his fans for showing concern. He wrote, 'Thank you for your concern and support. Fletch.'

Karl Kennedy Family Life- Wife And Children Details

Karl Kennedy was married to Susan Smith in the reel life. He is the father of Malcolm Kennedy, Libby Kennedy, and Billy.

In September 1994, his family moved into No. 28 Ramsay Street, and he set out his clinic nearby. After two years, he has an affair with Sarah Beaumont. They split and subsequently got back together and remarried.

In real life, Alan Fletcher has been married to Jennifer Hansen since 1990. He has two children- Veronica Fletcher and Tom Fletcher.

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