Pickler Shaves Head: Country Star Gets Buzz Cut For Breast Cancer
Kellie Pickler shaves head on US TV show. The country music singer and TV personality Kellie Pickler caused a real buzz yesterday, by getting a buzz cut on Good Morning America. She wasn't 'doing a Britney' though: Kellie shaved her head for a very serious reason. Pickler made the bold move of shaving off her blonde locks in a show of solidarity for her best pal, who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She made the decision to have her head shaved in public so that she could encourage other young women to get themselves screened for breast cancer, rather than waiting until the age of 40 for an all-important mammogram.
Kellie Pickler explained, on the popular US morning show, that her friend Summer Holt Miller had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone a double mastectomy as a result. She will also be undergoing chemotherapy soon, hence Kellie's decision to shave her own head to support her best pal through the treatment. Kellie tweeted her experience, hinting that she'd be doing something noteworthy by telling her followers "It's been a great life-changing day" and then adding "Be sure to watch "Good Morning America" tomorrow morning (Sept 5th). You won't want to miss this!!! ;)."
Summer told viewers "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." In a statement to ABC News, Kellie warned "cancer does not discriminate."