ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Days after Governor Larry Hogan showcases his new look online, he is talking about his health.
Christie Ileto explains Hogan’s hair loss hasn’t affected his positive outlook.
Governor Hogan was upbeat and energetic, especially when asked how he came up with his latest social media posting about his new hairdo.
It’s a milestone most cancer patients hit–hair loss–and Governor Hogan is no exception, touting his new look in his very first appearance since losing his hair.
“Other than the Kojak look–or I look like Pitbull, somebody like that–my hair is different and I’m a little more tired, but everything else is pretty good,” the governor said.
The public first saw his hairdo Tuesday, when the governor released a photo on Facebook, saying: “It looks like there’s another white dome in the Annapolis State House!”
“I put on the glasses, I leaned up against the wall. That was my idea,” Gov. Hogan said.
Ileto: “Did you come up with the caption on your own?”
Hogan: “Yeah, I wrote that. I did. It was pretty funny, right?”
Hogan announced last month he’s battling stage III non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Doctors at the time said he would likely lose his hair. In between his regular duties, he’s at the hospital undergoing treatment.
Earlier this month, Governor Hogan underwent a second five-day round of chemo at University of Maryland Medical Center.
“Under the circumstances, I look pretty good,” he said.
While his cancer treatments haven’t slowed him down, he admits it hasn’t been easy.
“It’s a tough thing for people that go through this, but I’m really pleased with the progress I’m making,” the governor said.
Hogan says enduring treatment hasn’t been as bad as he expected.
Governor Hogan recently added more duties to his plate by accepting the job as chairman of the National Governors Association Economic Development and Commerce Committee.