Chart-topping artist Charlie Puth has not only garnered millions of fans for catchy singles like “Attention,” but for his distinctive look. Puth sports a large slash through his right eyebrow, causing many fans to wonder if this is simply a style choice or a result of a past injury.
Read on to learn more about the early childhood incident that caused his signature scar, as well as how Puth has had a great sense of humor about it since.
How Did Charlie Puth Get His Eyebrow Scar?
First things first: Charlie Puth does not purposely shave a line into his right eyebrow. In 2014, he tweeted an explanation for the facial scar, writing:
“I was bit by a dog when I was 2 and almost died from head trauma. My eyebrow is permanently like that. I don’t shave it. Spread the word.”
But his early attempt to set the record straight fell on deaf ears. “People who don’t know me very well think that I just intentionally shave that part of it,” he said in a 2015 interview with Entertainment Weekly. “So now I see people on Twitter shaving that part of their eyebrow and saying, ‘I’m a Puther for life!’ and I’m like, ‘Oh, goodness! I hope your mom doesn’t get mad at you.'”
In a 2016 appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Puth revealed that the dog was a black Labrador (“Of all dogs,” he said). For more on how his eyebrow has led to unexpected opportunities, check out the interview:
Ironically, Charlie Puth Adopted A Black Labrador Puppy
Puth found a clever way to reclaim power from his traumatic childhood experience. In December 2019, he adopted a black lab puppy.
“When I saw that Black Lab, I’m like, ‘I’m a hilarious individual and self-deprecating, so I’m going to get a Black Lab and name it Charlie’ and that’s exactly what I did,” he told 96.1 NOW radio host Russell Rush. “I’m very, very happy. I’m glad I adopted, too. I never would have thought I would wake up in Texas and adopt a dog. Get this? They got him on December 2nd, which is my birthday.”
Watch him bring Little Charlie on stage:
For Puth to pick the very breed that caused him so much pain is equal parts ironic and admirable. And while the “Light Switch” singer prefers to post more ab than puppy pics on his social media these days, we hope the two have bonded into fast friends.