It was only 3 inches, nothing more. And yet, that didn't stop the media from positively freaking out about Adam Lambert's brand-new half-shaved head, something he finds rather mind-blowing, especially considering his head really wasn't "half-shaved" to begin with.
"I was just talking about it with my makeup artist, who helped me shave a tiny piece of my hairstyle — it's just 3 inches up the side of head! And it's not bald, just very short," Lambert laughed during a conference call Friday (June 18).
"I didn't think that was newsworthy! It caught me off guard and made me laugh that E! Online and MTV and People wanted to report on it. I'm flattered that they find it that important."
Uh, you're welcome! And even though plenty of websites — not to mention a large portion of his rather rabid fanbase — were sent into a panic by Lambert's new look, he was quick to point out that he didn't really see it as that drastic of a departure ... or even much of a fashion statement, really.
"I think [of it as] air conditioning," he laughed. "Some of these cities are really hot."
And those cities he's referring to are the ones he'll be hitting on his just-launched Glam Nation Tour, a trek he has previously promised would be a decidedly "theatrical" affair, and one that — not surprisingly — has already lived up to the advance booking.
"I tried to give it an emotional through-line, from the dark and serious to the light and celebratory ... but, of course, for me, 'dark and serious' also means lots of rhinestones," Lambert said. "There's a sense of theatricality to it. It's definitely glam."