February 26, 2017  

Kellie Pickler Shaved Head Clean for Cancer-Stricken Best Friend

September 5, 2012 (4:24 pm) GMT
The country singer and her childhood friend Summer Holt Miller went under the razor on 'Good Morning America'.
Kellie Pickler Shaved Head Clean for Cancer-Stricken Best Friend

showed a compassion when she publicly shaved her head bald on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday, September 5. The former "" finalist threw away her blonde locks to show a solidarity for a friend who has battled breast cancer.

"Cancer does not discriminate," Pickler said. Her best friend Summer Holt Miller was diagnosed with breast cancer in June, had a mastectomy and will start the chemotherapy on Thursday. "If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it," Miller said.

Calling it a "life-changing day", Pickler wrote on her website, "I was told that it was mentally much easier to do it this way than to wake up with my hair on my pillow. I'm really not that apprehensive about shaving my head. It is hair and it will grow back."

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Derek Hough and Tony Dovolani Not Returning for 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 24
  2. Colton Haynes to Make Live Singing Debut in Tribute Performance for George Michael
  3. 'Jurassic World 2' First Set Photo Arrives as Filming Begins
  4. Behati Prinsloo Wows on First Post-Baby Runway Show at Milan Fashion Week
  5. A Green Lantern Is Reportedly Confirmed in 'Justice League'
  6. New Photos Seem to Confirm Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus' Romance Rumors
  7. 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Is Nick Blood Returning in Season 4?
  8. Happy 'Twin Peaks' Day! Showtime Unveils Posters for Revival