James Arthur's beard catastrophe

James Arthur has been left full of "regret" after a shaving mishap meant he had to shave off his beloved beard.

James Arthur's beard catastrophe

James Arthur has had to shave his beard off after a simple trim turned into a grooming disaster.

The former 'X Factor' star was tidying up his whiskers to look his best for his 'Story So Far' tour - which kicks off in Newcastle Upon Tyne, North East England tonight (19.05.15) - but got over-zealous with the shaver and sheared his stubble skewed.

James was left with no other option but to free himself of his facial hair and claims he has never had "so much regret in his life" since going clean shaven.

He revealed on Twitter: "Tried to give my beard a trim the night before my tour starts, messed it up and have to shave it off. Never felt so much regret in my life."

It seems James loves his beard a lot as he has endured many regret inducing moments during his career, including getting dumped by Syco in 2014 following several meltdowns on social media and being exposed as a sock-wearer in the bedroom by an ex-lover.

Despite having to take to the stage beard-free, James is very much looking forward getting on the road and playing his music.

He tweeted: "Looking forward to #StorySoFar tour kicking off in Newcastle tomorrow :) can't wait to see the UK JA fans again it's been a while! (sic)"

Although he had no option but to remove his beard, James is willingly removing the tattoo he had etched under his eye and he can't wait to be rid of it.

He revealed on the social media site: "It's taking forever to remove! A couple more sessions and it should be gone I hope x (sic)"

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