An American man was able to shave for the first time in a decade after Osama Bin Laden died.

I spent my first five minutes crying and then I couldn't get it off fast enough.

After US citizens were killed in terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, school teacher Gary Weddle vowed to let his facial hair grow until Osama was caught or proved to be dead.

His beard reached 14 inches before he could finally get rid of it when news broke that the Al Qaeda leader had been shot.

Ridding himself of his facial fuzz proved to be an emotional moment for Gary, who said: "I spent my first five minutes crying and then I couldn't get it off fast enough."

Meanwhile, his wife Donita has expressed relief that her husband no longer sports the grizzly look.

She said: "He looks 10 years younger. It's a very happy moment for us."


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