Comedian Kathy Griffin was devastated in 2014 when she lost her brother John to stage-four esophageal cancer.
Now, she is dealing with another bit of sad news: Her beloved sister, Joyce, is dealing with her own cancer battle. The news came to light when images of Kathy Griffin went viral July 31 for one shocking reason… she was missing her trademark red hair.
It is reported that the funny woman shaved her head in solidarity with her big sister. Her mom Maggie (who often makes appearances in Kathy’s comedic bits) re-tweeted pictures of Kathy’s new look, as well as hinting that she had a very special reason for going bald.
The original photos of Kathy’s shaved head came from Yashar Ali, a New York-based journalist. Although no further details have been given at this time about her sister’s diagnosis, his tweet suggests that she did indeed “go bald” to be a supportive sister:
In solidarity with her sister, who is going through chemo, @kathygriffin shaved her head. Donate to @AmericanCancer: https://t.co/NazIbJ9FQ2 pic.twitter.com/UXr9YH1LYc
— Yashar Ali 🐘 یاشار (@yashar) July 31, 2017
And Twitter heartily approves of her bold and selfless gesture.
Good for you, @kathygriffin , and I must say, you are rocking that look! Sending healing thoughts to your sister.
— Amy Anderson-Fields (@AVAFields31) July 31, 2017
Totally in support of your brace and courageous gesture!
— Patrick Ebili (@Patebinc) August 1, 2017
Thus far, the funny woman has been mum on her social media accounts about her decision to shave off her gorgeous locks. As most people know, Griffin has been dealing with plenty of her own stress lately.
In fact, her last tweet on July 28 was about her now infamous Donald Trump photo:
TODAY. The @AP has to clarify. I am no longer under federal investigation. The case is closed, I have been completely exonerated. Finally. pic.twitter.com/1AGZ0dCMDN
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) July 28, 2017
The graphic picture showed Griffin holding a fake decapitated head that was meant to represent President Donald Trump. Many Americans were outraged, and some even called for Griffin’s arrest.
While she is not facing any charges, not everyone is ready to forgive and forget.
Whatever your opinion is of Kathy Griffin’s humor (and her political opinions), one thing is for sure: Cancer sucks.
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And anyone who is willing to shave his or her own head in support of their sister is at least doing one thing right.
She looks beautiful!! Love to your entire family! ❤️❤️
— Nathan Burt (@lukaburt) July 31, 2017
And, for what it’s worth, I think Griffin rocks that bald look like no other! And no doubt she can grow her signature head of red hair back in due time.