Comedian Howie Mandel

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 31, 2006

Q What happened to Howie Mandel's hair? He had such beautiful curly hair, and now he's bald!
—Jacqueline Smith, Kingman, Ariz.

"I originally shaved my head for a film and then my wife said it was sexy," the comedian-host of TV's Deal or No Deal says. "But then I asked, ‘What have I been up until this point?'" Mandel, who suffers from germophobia related to an obsessive-compulsive disorder, says he likes the clean feeling of his bare scalp. Because of his aversion to germs, Mandel can't bear to shake hands. "Intellectually I know I'm not going to die or get sick, but when my hand is touched, you have no idea what I have to go through."