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UNDATED (USA Today) -- Kellie Pickler tweeted a tease Monday, telling followers to tune in to Good Morning America today.
But most of us were thinking she'd be talking about music, not shaving her head.
The country star and American Idol alum buzzed off all her blond hair on Tuesday in support of her best friend, Summer Holt Miller, 36, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June and is starting chemotherapy treatments on Thursday.
"Cancer does not discriminate," Pickler said on her Facebook page today, after the unveiling of a video showing the shearing on Good Morning America. Pickler wants to spread the message that early detection is the key.
Added Miller, "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."
On Twitter, Pickler wrote: "Thinking about being "G.I. Jane" for Halloween. ;)"