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Burning Question: Michael Bolton's hair

Q What happened to Michael Bolton's hair?

A In short, he cut it short. The formerly well-tressed singer recently had his trademark locks shorn, hoping to change his Raggedy Andy image. (Among future projects: Bolton hopes to star as a lawyer in a courtroom drama he's written for Columbia TriStar.) But what literally happened to the hair? ''Although he cut it, he's not quite ready to let go of it,'' says a spokeswoman from Bolton's management office. After the buzz cut, the hair ''was swept off the floor, put into a plastic bag, and is being held at an undisclosed location.'' To be displayed one day at a Hard Rock Cafe or a Planet Hollywood? ''God, that's disgusting,'' says the spokeswoman, who adds that only the singer himself knows what's in store for the clipped mane. Who knew that when Bolton sang ''How Am I Supposed to Live Without You?'' he was talking about his hair?

Originally posted Oct 24, 1997 Published in issue #402 Oct 24, 1997 Order article reprints