| 11.6°C Dublin

Ryan Giggs 'spent £30,000 on baldness treatment'

Ryan Giggs has spent up to £30,000 (€34,000) on baldness treatment, it was disclosed amid claims stress may have caused his hair to fall out.

The 37-year-old Manchester United winger began hair replacement treatment at a studio in Manchester two years ago in an attempt to prevent himself going bald, it was claimed.

In March Giggs reportedly even spent £14,000 (€16,000) on a Tricostym machine, which uses 20 lasers to massage the scalp and promote hair growth so that he could treat himself at home.

But there was speculation that the Welsh midfielder's hair loss could be down to stress after a series of damaging allegations about his private life in recent weeks.

Giggs, who has two children with his wife, Stacey, was two weeks ago publicly named as the footballer with a super-injunction preventing the publication of details of an alleged affair with Imogen Thomas, the reality TV contestant.

He has since faced claims he had an eight-year relationship with his sister-in-law Natasha Giggs and had sex with a third unnamed woman.

A source told The Sun: "Ryan's hair replacement treatment started in June 2009 and was going great. but since February he's missed quite a few appointments and his hair noticeably thinned on top.

"He was told the thinning was due to missed appointments and stress."