Did Michael Strahan really have a procedure to remove his signature gap tooth? Even his co-workers aren’t sure.
The “Good Morning America” host, 49, was absent from the show Wednesday, but that didn’t stop his co-hosts from discussing a video Strahan had posted the day prior, seemingly revealing he had gone through a dental procedure in New York to get rid of the space between his two front teeth.
“If I go home and say I’m going to do it, it’s going to be ‘don’t do it.’ If I post, it’ll be ‘don’t do it,’ if I talk to my friends, it’ll be ‘don’t do it,’ if I tell my business partners, it’ll be ‘don’t do it.’ But I’ve got to do what I want to do for myself,” Strahan says, telling the dentist he was the “only one who knows.”
The video came two days before April Fool’s Day – normally too far in advance to warrant speculation of being a prank, though Volkswagen walked back its March 29 name change announcement a day later, claiming it was “in the spirit of April Fools’ Day.”
USA TODAY has reached out to Strahan’s representative for further comment.
“Michael (was) not available for comment when I called him – he’s currently on vacation and I will say it’s suspiciously close to April Fool’s Day, so we’ll just have to wait and see that megawatt smile when Michael gets back to the show next week,” “GMA” host Lara Spencer said on the show.
In the video, Strahan’s first dentist visit shows him getting a mold of his teeth, telling the camera it has been “fifty years in the making.” He went through a procedure during a second visit and beamed afterward, showing off a new pearly-white smile sans his usual gap.
“I love it,” he said.
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