Fans gobsmacked after seeing Lionel Richie’s ‘different’ face

In a recent video, iconic singer and American Idol judge Lionel Richie shared his joy over the birth of his daughter Sofia Richie Grainge’s baby girl. The video, although innocent in content, sparked significant online discussion about Lionel’s appearance, with many speculating if he had undergone cosmetic procedures.

In the video, the ‘All Night Long (All Night)’ singer expressed his excitement about his newborn granddaughter, affectionately calling her a “diva.” Lionel, known for his enthusiasm about being a grandfather, said, “My baby is having a baby, and I’m so thrilled for Elliot and Sofia. They are just over the moon.”

Lionel has always been open about his family joy and previously shared his feelings about grandparenthood. Speaking to ET Online, he said, “Being a grandfather is an exciting adventure for me, but I am not looking forward to being called grandpa. I’m Pop-pop. We don’t get the ‘grandpa,’ yeah, that’s a little deep. Pop-pop is where we’re going.”

Despite the heartwarming content of Lionel’s message, online users quickly focused on his appearance, speculating about potential cosmetic enhancements. Social media was flooded with comments, with one user writing, “What did he do to his face?” Another asked, “Did he do something to his face?” A third user remarked, “I will admit he does look a little different.”

Speculation about possible cosmetic surgery continued, with comments such as, “He needs to stop with the fillers,” and “Face looks strange.” Such speculation is not uncommon in the entertainment industry, where celebrities often face pressure to maintain a youthful appearance. While some stars opt for plastic surgery, Lionel Richie has indicated a preference for more natural methods of anti-aging.

Lionel has emphasized the importance of healthy living, including staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, and consuming red meat in moderation. He also humorously attributes his youthful look to a healthy sex life. Rejecting the idea of plastic surgery, Lionel told the Daily Mail, “God might not recognize me, so I want to make sure he knows me.”