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Kellie Pickler goes bald to back bestie's cancer fight

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Head-shaving caught on tape!

Kellie Pickler has gone and shaved her head! Why? Listen up, ladies who think you're too young for a mammogram!

Kellie Pickler and her best friend, Summer Miller, both went from blonde to bald in a few quick moments so Kellie could show her solidarity with Summer in the latter's cancer fight.

While Kellie Pickler's health is thankfully just fine (this is no cry for help a la Britney Spears' 2007 buzz cut), her best friend Summer is battling cancer at the young age of 35.

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"Cancer does not discriminate," Pickler said in a statement to Good Morning America on Wednesday.

Summer Miller, who underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with a tumor in June, begins chemotherapy Thursday. Of going public with her health battle alongside her famous best friend, she added, "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."

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"It's been a great life-changing day," Kellie Pickler tweeted Tuesday, likely after shooting a video of the head-shaving event. She added as a tease, "Be sure to watch Good Morning America tomorrow morning (Sept. 5th). You won't want to miss this!!! ;)"

After the big head-shave reveal, the 26-year-old American Idol alum tweeted in good humor, "Thinking about being G.I. Jane for Halloween. ;)"

Would you follow Kellie Pickler's head-shaving lead if it were your best friend fighting cancer?

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