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Michelle Obama's mid-life crisis

The First Lady has joked that her new haircut with "bangs" was the result of a mid-life crisis.
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Michelle Obama changed her hairstyle before her 49th birthday last month. (Alex Wong/AFP/Getty Images)

When Michelle Obama appeared with a new hairstyle last month, commentators believed she was simply making a fashion statement.

But the First Lady has revealed in a television interview her radical change had nothing to do with fashion and was the result of a “mid-life crisis”, ABC News reported.

“This is my mid-life crisis, the bangs,” the 49-year-old said in a preview clip for Wednesday’s “Rachael Ray Show.”

“I couldn’t get a sports car. They won’t let me bungee jump. So instead, I cut my bangs."

The new hairstyle last month happened before her 49th birthday, which came a few days before President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, the Washington Post reported.

The full interview with the First Lady will be aired on Wednesday.