As you may know, country singer Kellie Pickler shaved her head in solidarity with her best friend, Summer Miller, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer at 35. Prior to Summer’s first chemotherapy session, Kellie went with her to shave their heads together. They documented the process in a video and series of photos they shared with Good Morning America. Kellie has been very low-key about this whole process. She did her first interview recently, with Ellen DeGeneres, and her segment airs today. Too Fab had a clip (above) in which you could see how personal this was for Kellie and how genuine she is about helping her friend. Kellie got choked up when talking about her grandmother passed away from cancer, just one day after she was diagnosed. Here’s the story from Too Fab. Kellie said she was with Summer for her first cancer treatment and that she’s doing well:
Kellie Pickler is bald and beautiful after shaving her head to support one of her best friends who was diagnosed with breast cancer — but she was very nervous about getting buzzed.
“I will be honest with you. I was a little nervous and she was too,” Pickler says in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. “We were both a little nervous, hope we don’t have some crazy birthmark or a wart or a mole!”
Despite their reservations, Kellie and Summer both still went through with it — and Kellie has no regrets.
“That is probably one of the most beautiful moments of my life. Just being able to do that with her,” she adds. “The last thing that you want for anyone that you love …is that you don’t want them to walk through the valley lone.”
She adds, “I think it’s important to have a cancer buddy.”
Pickler also gives an update on Summer, who just started chemo.
“She’s doing good,” Pickler says. “Of course it’s hard. It’s hard on your body. It’s hard on your mind. It’s not an easy thing to go through. But she’s a storing woman and she’s handled it with such grace.”
Kellie explained that she thinks of Summer as her big sister, adding that “I don’t think blood makes a family.” She added later “it’s just hair, you know.”
I have to say I found Kellie so genuine and real, and that I admire what she did for her friend. She’s the kind of friend you need in a crisis, someone who will stand by you when you need them the most. Those type of friends are very rare.