Kathy Griffin shaves head to support sister who has cancer

Kathy Griffin showed off her newly-shorn head on social media Monday, as she did it to support her sister Joyce, who's currently battling cancer.

The 56-year-old comedian, in one shot, was seen smiling as she patted her freshly-shorn scalp after the buzz-cut.

Griffin's mother Maggie was seen bursting with pride in a shot where she had her hand on Kathy's scalp.

Refreshing: Kathy Griffin, 56, showed off her newly-shorn head on social media Monday, as she did it to support her sister Joyce, who's currently battling cancer 

Refreshing: Kathy Griffin, 56, showed off her newly-shorn head on social media Monday, as she did it to support her sister Joyce, who's currently battling cancer 

Maggie subsequently took to Twitter to comment on the show of support, as she wrote, 'My daughter Kathleen Mary is a wonderful human being.'

The Oak Park, Illinois native has a tragic family past with cancer, as she lost her brother Gary, 63, three years ago in the wake of a what she called 'a brutal struggle' with esophageal cancer in an Instagram post memorializing her lost sibling.

The My Life on the D-List personality has kept a low profile this summer amid the controversy that erupted in May when she posed in an artsy photo holding a severed head resembling Donald .

The Emmy-winning comic on Friday said

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