Jedward shave their heads to raise money for Irish Cancer Society in honor of their late mother

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Jedward discussed their late mother’s influence on their careers after they shaved their heads in her honor.

The 29-year-old X Factor stars whose parents died of cancer in February 2019 reflected on how Susanna “ never wanted us to be afraid, ” as they appeared in Sky News on Wednesday.

John and Edward Grimes also spoke of raising £ 3 million for the Irish Cancer Society with their new look, as they playfully compared themselves to Sinéad O’Connor – who has been in the spotlight all her time.

'She never wanted us to be afraid': Jedward discussed their late mother's influence on their careers after shaving their heads in her honor on Sky News on Wednesday

‘She never wanted us to be afraid’: Jedward discussed their late mother’s influence on their careers after shaving their heads in her honor on Sky News on Wednesday

Speaking of ditching their iconic quiffs for a good cause, the dynamic duo said, “ You may have noticed that we’ve shaved all our heads for cancer and raised nearly three million.

‘It was a monumental moment for us. This is the first time we’ve had hair like this since the beginning. We rock the Sinead O’Connor for the viewers. It’s extra aerodynamic.

‘We did a lot in lockdown, so it was perfect for that. Many people get cancer and who knows what the future holds for someone. We all need to stay strong, there is a sense of community to come together to raise the money. ‘

The musicians also remembered how their mother – who served as their manager – encouraged them to unlock their full potential on stage.

Twinning?  The X Factor stars, 29, also talked about raising £ 3 million for the Irish Cancer Society with their new look while playfully comparing themselves to Sinéad O'Connor (pictured in 2014)

Twinning?  The X Factor stars, 29, also talked about raising £ 3 million for the Irish Cancer Society with their new look while playfully comparing themselves to Sinéad O'Connor (pictured in 2014)

Twinning? The X Factor stars, 29, also talked about raising £ 3 million for the Irish Cancer Society with their new look while playfully comparing themselves to Sinéad O’Connor (pictured in 2014)

'We absolutely had to grow up ourselves': the singers, whose parents died of cancer in February 2019, reflected on how Susanna 'never wanted us to be afraid'

'We absolutely had to grow up ourselves': the singers, whose parents died of cancer in February 2019, reflected on how Susanna 'never wanted us to be afraid'

‘We absolutely had to grow up ourselves’: the singers, whose parents died of cancer in February 2019, reflected on how Susanna ‘never wanted us to be afraid’

Jedward explained, “I feel like the NHS and various health centers are making that difference. Our mother died of cancer in 2019, so we definitely had to grow up ourselves. We have been traveling.

She was our biggest fan, supportive and wanted us to go out and express ourselves. She never wanted us to be nervous or scared, so that’s what we did.

It felt like everyone was giving us a big hug, pretty much because we had a good sense of community.

'She was our biggest fan': the musicians also remembered how their mother - who served as their manager - encouraged them to unlock their full potential on stage

'She was our biggest fan': the musicians also remembered how their mother - who served as manager - encouraged them to unlock their full potential on stage

‘She was our biggest fan’: the musicians also remembered how their mother – who served as their manager – encouraged them to unlock their full potential on stage

“I know you said we were hot back then, but we’ve done Eurovision and Celebrity Big Brother twice and we’re on Sky News today, the best show in the world.”

With 54-year-old fellow Irish artist Sinéad, the reality stars sang one of her biggest hits, Nothing Compares 2 U.

Elsewhere in the chat, the media personalities pointed out the importance of using their platform to voice their opinions on political issues.

The singers focused on rights for the black and LGBTQ + communities, saying, ‘I think it’s good to take a stand today and a lot of people in the entertainment world need to take a stand as we have a platform .

'We need to take a stand': Elsewhere in the chat, the media personalities have touched on the importance of using their platform to voice their opinions on political issues

'We need to take a stand': Elsewhere in the chat, the media personalities have touched on the importance of using their platform to voice their opinions on political issues

‘We need to take a stand’: Elsewhere in the chat, the media personalities have touched on the importance of using their platform to voice their opinions on political issues

‘Everyone wants to be seen and heard, and it is important to speak up and be open to people’s beliefs in the future.

‘Trans rights are also important, I think they need a lot of changes when it comes to health care, and that’s another issue.

Last year this time, we were marching at the Black Lives Matter protest in LA while in quarantine with Tara Reid, and we did a full 360.

‘It makes you feel like you’re making a change and music makes it feel deeper. Voice of a Rebel, which we released in 2019, can take you out of the dark age. You have to be in the right areas when it comes to controlling certain situations.

“And the Vatican must also approve LGBTQ marriages, as your churches are damp and need some life.”

Last year, the pop stars revealed how they played Fleetwood Mac and held their mother’s hand in her final days before losing her five-year battle with the disease.

They spoke to Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show and said, ‘We were there when she passed and we’re thankful we got 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.

‘It’s very discouraging to think she won’t be at our weddings, she won’t be there at the birth of our children, but we always keep her spirit alive, like having pictures of her around and telling 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.”

'We are thankful': last year the pop stars revealed how they played Fleetwood Mac and held their mother's hand in her last days before losing her five-year battle with the disease

'We are thankful': last year the pop stars revealed how they played Fleetwood Mac and held their mother's hand in her last days before losing her five-year battle with the disease

‘We are thankful’: last year the pop stars revealed how they played Fleetwood Mac and held their mother’s hand in her last days before losing her five-year battle with the disease