Jedward drops their iconic quiffs as they shave their heads in memory of their late mother who died of cancer
Jedward ditched their famous crested haircuts in favor of new buzz cuts as they shave their heads live on the Late Late show.
Twin brothers John and Edward Grimes, 29, shave their heads for charity in memory of their mother Susanna, who died in 2019 after being diagnosed with cancer.
The duo have helped raise £ 2.5 million for the Irish Cancer Society and the show, which airs Friday, will be dedicated to charity.
Wow! Jedward ditched their famous crested hairstyles in favor of new buzz cuts as they shave their heads live on the Late Late show
They said, ‘We’ll shave our crests to support the fighting heroes battling cancer.
We honor the memory of all those who have come and gone, we send strength and love to all those who suffer. Do not give up. ‘
Just before his hair got cut, John said, ‘We’ve had this hair for over 10 years. It is part of our identity.
“I don’t think we’d be here today if we didn’t have her, but this is the first time we’ve gotten our hair like this since Jedward’s inception.”
Old look: Twin brothers John and Edward Grimes, 29, shave their heads for charity in memory of their mum Susanna, who died in 2019 after being diagnosed with cancer
Special: their mother Susanna died after a five-year battle with cancer in February 2019 (photo 2012)
The duo looked almost unrecognizable when they debuted their new look.
They captioned the photo on Instagram: ‘2.6 million raised by the Irish public for the Irish Cancer Society, the work and services you provide will change your life! @irishcancersociety #Jedward #cancerawareness #cancer #irishcancersociety. ‘
Last year, the boys revealed how they played Fleetwood Mac and held their mother’s hand in her final days before losing her five-year battle with cancer.
The Irish pop duo also described their grief at the prospect of their late mother not meeting their children or attending their weddings.
Heartbreak: Last year the boys revealed how they played Fleetwood Mac and held their mother’s hand in her final days before losing her five-year battle with cancer
Speaking to Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show, Edward said, ‘We were there when she passed and we’re thankful we were there – we could hold her hand.
‘We had a pair of headphones that listened to music. We listened to some Fleetwood Mac and some of her favorite songs she loved to play. ‘
His brother John added: ‘It is very discouraging to think that she will not be at our weddings, she will not be there for the birth of our children, but we always keep her spirit alive, like pictures of her in the be around and tell stories. . ‘
“You just feel so disconnected from the world because the person who held you anchored in the world and gave birth to you is gone and now you don’t know where you should be, what you should be doing.”
The former X Factor stars played an REM rendition of Everybody Hurts dedicated to their mother.
Fans took to Twitter to share how they were ‘in tears’ after the tribute.
One wrote, “Wow, it was such a beautiful performance, had me through it in tears.”
Another wrote: ‘What a great conversation between John, Edward and Ryan Tubridy. Loved your version of #EverybodyHurts and the music that goes with it. There were tears here, but very good tears. ‘
Support: Fans took to Twitter to share how they were ‘in tears’ after the tribute
Speaking to Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show, Edward said: ‘We were there when she came by and were thankful we were there, we could hold her hand’