Tom Cruise re-emerges after viral photos from baseball game

Tom Cruise was spotted for the first time since photos of the actor at a baseball game sparked speculation he had undergone cosmetic surgery.

The “Top Gun” star touched down in Los Angeles on Wednesday after piloting his own plane. He then zipped away from the tarmac on a red motorcycle while wearing a leather jacket.

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Tom Cruise was seen for the first time since photos of the actor’s puffier face went viral.
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Cruise, 59, was seen exiting the plane with a smile as he sported an unusually yet less noticeably puffy profile.

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He took a moment to hydrate after landing.
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The actor was dressed in a black sweater and donned a black baseball cap, perhaps to shield onlookers from catching a glimpse of his fluffed-up features.

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He was seen wearing a black baseball cap.
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Over the weekend, Cruise looked unrecognizable while attending a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. He was joined by his 26-year-old son, Connor, whom he shares with ex-wife Nicole Kidman.

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At one point, Cruise masked up.
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Cruise flew himself to LA.
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Pics of the star went viral, with some surmising that he had undergone plastic surgery.

“@TomCruise What have you done to your gorgeous face?!!!! I was soooo disappointed when I saw you in the stands at the Dodgers game! STOP putting crap into your face please!!!!” one fan begged.

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He sped off on a red motorcycle.
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“What’s up with the bloated chipmunk cheeks?” another tweeted.

Others, however, defended Cruise, suggesting that his shifting look was likely due to getting older or even gaining weight.

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He appeared in a good mood after the flight.
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“Listen i don’t like tom cruise at all (AT ALL), but i’m seriously sick of twitter trashing people for their weight fluctuations. people are allowed to gain and lose weight, and it’s really nunya!!! stop being fatphobic!” one defender tweeted.

Nonetheless, the “Risky Business” star has undoubtedly had quite the transformation over the years, from different clothing styles to a changing face.

Tom Cruise at a baseball game.
The “Risky Business” actor looked like a new person at the baseball game over the weekend.
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