Tom Cruise has been spotted for the first time after photos of him looking unrecognisable at a baseball game shocked fans.
Tom Cruise was spotted for the first time since photos of the actor at a baseball game sparked speculation he had undergone cosmetic surgery.
The Top Gun star touched down in Los Angeles last week after piloting his own plane. He then zipped away from the tarmac on a red motorcycle while wearing a leather jacket.
Cruise, 59, was seen exiting the plane with a smile as he sported an unusually yet less noticeable puffy profile.
The actor was dressed in a black sweater and donned a black baseball cap, perhaps to shield onlookers from catching a glimpse of his fluffed-up features.
One week ago, Cruise looked unrecognisable while attending a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. He was joined by his 26-year-old son, Connor, whom he shares with ex-wife Nicole Kidman.
Pictures of the star went viral, with some surmising that he had undergone plastic surgery.
“@TomCruise What have you done to your gorgeous face?!!!! I was soooo disappointed when I saw you in the stands at the Dodgers game! STOP putting crap into your face please!!!!” one fan begged.
“What’s up with the bloated chipmunk cheeks?” another tweeted.
Others, however, defended Cruise, suggesting that his shifting look was likely due to getting older or even gaining weight.
“Listen I don’t like tom cruise at all (AT ALL), but i’m seriously sick of Twitter trashing people for their weight fluctuations. people are allowed to gain and lose weight, and it’s really nunya!!! stop being fatphobic!” one defender tweeted.
Nonetheless, the Risky Business star has undoubtedly had quite the transformation over the years, from different clothing styles to a changing face.
Dr Alice Henshaw, owner and practitioner of Harley Street Injectables, told The Sun last week Cruise looked “swollen” potentially after going under the knife.
“Tom definitely looks swollen and puffy, which could be due to filler, post procedure swelling or weight gain,” she said.
“I believe he’s had fillers under his eyes and around his mouth and nose in the past, but this time is different.
“A side profile view of him shows his neck is also quite swollen. Filler would not be placed in this area, which signifies it would not be filler but rather swelling or weight gain.
“Often surgical procedure such as a platysmal plasty, or neck lift, combined with a mid-facelift could create this type of swelling in these areas, and scars are easily disguised.”
Dr Henshaw also believes rumours of a hair transplant might be spot on.
“At almost 60, Tom’s hairline has remained relatively the same, although slightly thinning, which does suggest he may have had hair transplants,” she said.