04/25/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tony Curtis At Harrods: Frail, Bald And Wheelchair Bound

Tony Curtis is in London for an exhibition of his painting at legendary department store Harrod's. At Thursday's opening, he showed up bald, dressed in a cowboy hat and in a wheelchair. The Daily Mail reports:

The frail 82-year-old visited Harrods to launch an exhibition of his paintings but was unable to make the journey on his own two feet.

Frail: Tony Curis greets fans at Harrods this afternooon without his trademark toupee
But perhaps the greatest surprise was that he posed happily without his customary quiffed hairpiece - revealing his entirely bald head.

He habitually appears in public wearing a wig to disguise his balding but yesterday, the actor's only accessory was a grey Stetson and for the first time seemed happy to show off his smooth scalp.

He was able to stand briefly to greet Harrods boss Mohammed Al Fayed but seemed relieved to sit down again....

Mr Curtis was unconscious for four days and hospitalised for seven weeks with pneumonia in 2006 which caused him to lose all motor skills.

He attributed his renewed health to sixth wife, Jill Vandenberg, who is 42 years his junior.

He met her in a restaurant 13 years ago and they married five years later.

Here are two AP photos of the event;

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