Without His Girls, Hef Slides

Playboy icon aged 10 years in a month: insider
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Mar 5, 2009 12:46 PM CST

(Newser) – Masquerade ball attendees at the Playboy mansion last weekend were appalled to discover the aging face on Hugh Hefner was no mask. "He looked so old, like he had aged 10 years in the last month," an insider tells Fox News. The 83-year-old made a brief appearance at the party, his top girlfriend assisting him as he slowly shuffled in.

"Too much time in bed rustling with friends," Hef said last year, though many are convinced his sudden deterioration has to do with the exit of his fave girlfriends, including Holly Madison. "Things aren't quite the same since Holly and the girls left," the source adds. "Hef loves all the new ones, but I think the transition really took its toll."