Now that's what we call an American idol.
Kellie Pickler appeared on Good Morning America today and, in a touching show of bravery and solidarity with her best friend, a breast cancer survivor, buzzed her long blond locks clean off.
"Cancer does not discriminate," Pickler said.
Pickler was joined for the momentous occasion by her longtime BFF, childhood friend and "sister" Summer Holt Miller, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June.
The girls got together in Nashville and jointly went under the razor.
"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," Miller, who underwent a double mastectomy and begins chemotherapy this week, said.
Kellie herself tweeted hints about her transformation yesterday and today, writing yesterday (presumably when the taped morning show segment was recorded), "It's been a great life-changing day."
"Be sure to watch 'Good Morning America' tomorrow morning (Sept 5th). You won't want to miss this!!! ;)" she added.
We'll say. Looking good, Kellie. And more importantly, doing good.