Kathy Griffin shaved her whole head to support her sister with cancer

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I love hearing these stories of celebrities shaving their heads to support their friends and family with cancer! It’s actually somewhat rare, as the only other incident I can remember is when Kellie Pickler shaved her head for her best friend, who was battling breast cancer. I’m sure there are more though. So many celebrity women have shaved their heads for roles, like Demi Moore, Charlize Theron, Shailene Woodley, Natalie Portman and most recently Kate Hudson. But you hardly ever hear about a celebrity doing it out of the goodness of their heart. (Oh Jessie J! I just found that one.)

Enter Kathy Griffin, who just shaved her head in honor of her sister, whom Kathy writes is going through chemo. She doesn’t specify what kind of cancer her sister has. A friend posted this message and the photos of her bald head.

People Magazine points out that Kathy lost her brother, Gary, to cancer in 2014. I read this tweet and started getting teary. She’s been through so much.

Kathy’s mom was with her right after she shaved her head, and her mom wrote this nice message in support of her.

Recently Kathy announced that she is no longer being investigated by the federal government for daring to pose with a rubber mask of Trump with what looks like blood dripping off it. If the photographer, who admitted that the end product was ultimately his idea, was not under investigation then Kathy shouldn’t have been either. It’s always the woman’s fault with this administration though, isn’t it?

Best wishes to Kathy’s sister for a speedy recovery. She surely has good friends and dear family around her.

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  1. mkyarwood says:

    Wow, she looks great! Maybe I will do it next 😀

    • MissAmanda says:

      I’ve thought about shaving my head so many times. I’m very very afraid that under my hair is a lumpy head though…so I’m nervous…

      • Lightpurple says:

        It is very liberating.

      • Booklion says:

        Same! I actually love the look of women with shaved heads or even just a close shave with a tiny bit of hair left (ever since i saw samira wiley in oitnb i just fell in love with the entire concept.) but i just KNOW my head is shaped like a bad paper mache project and wont look good with no hair.

  2. lightpurple says:

    Best wishes for her sister. What a nice thing to do. And she looks really pretty without the hair.

  3. minx says:

    Aw, I’ve got something in my eye….

  4. Maria says:

    That’s so awesome. Rock that bald head Kathy! Best wishes for her Sister.🙏

  5. BooRadley says:

    Wow Kathy and her late brother really look alike. Some strong family genes there. I hope her sister wins this fight.

  6. Adrien says:

    Get well soon, Kathy Griffin’s sister.

  7. adastraperaspera says:

    Best wishes to her sister, and I hope Maggie is doing ok.

  8. BJ says:

    Best wishes to her sister.
    I like her mom Maggie despite of her love for Bill O’Reilly.

  9. Lalu says:

    This is really sweet. Really makes me cry when I see people do this for family members and friends.

  10. Squiggisbig says:

    Kathy is giving me Jeff Session realness here.

    Maybe she could play him on SNL?

  11. PunkyMomma says:

    It’s hard to lose people you love; I wish Kathy’s sister, as well as her family, all the best.

  12. manda says:

    Omg, how awful for their mother. Already to have lost a son to cancer, and then have her daughter diagnosed too. So tragic. I really hope that she goes into remission

  13. Luca76 says:

    I just lost a good friend to breast cancer on Sunday. Gutted.

  14. Lala says:

    Cancer sucks major monkey balls. I lost my father to it, and the word “brutal” that Kathy used in her tweet is spot on.

  15. Ana says:

    I still don’t understand why she got the whole weight of the Trump picture scandal. After all Tyler Shields was the photographer. He chose the concept. She did agree and posed for it. But the mind behind the idea was him…Never heard much against him and all the headlines called it “Kathy Griffin’s photo” To me it sounds like there was some sexism involved in it.

    Back to the topic, I hope her sister wins the battle against cancer. Kathy is very sweet for shaving her head in support


    • Anna says:

      But that’s always the case with “outspoken” women or women who don’t stay meek and docile. Remember Janet Jackson and Justin T? How she was vilified for years and he got no reprimand even though he was the one who tore off her shirt? It’s always a double standard. White men are forever protected.

  16. RomanHans says:

    Republicans have a way of distorting the conversation. Somehow non-scandals like Hillary’s email and Benghazi and Kathy’s Donald head are painted as unacceptable when Donald Trump has done something far worse every second of his miserable life. Democrats need to stand up and call these idiots on it rather than cave in and agree. If poor Barron Trump was so upset about seeing daddy’s head why did Fox News show the photo every eight seconds?

    Anyway, we love you, Kathy, and we stand by you. Much love and good luck to your sister.

  17. maryquitecontrary says:

    This is a beautiful act of love. Best wishes to the family.

    A person doesn’t realize how much their hair is part of their face to the world until it’s gone. It’s part of identity. And when it’s out in clumps, and you are getting shaved and you no longer recognize your face it’s hard to keep on battling.

    I shaved my husband last weekend. Third time in three years. But he wants me to keep my hair for him. The boys have shaved their heads though.

    Best healing wishes to the family. Cancer is damn rotten.