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Nashville's Clare Bowen Chops Off All Her Hair, Writes Eloquent Explanation Why

Nashville's Clare Bowen Chops Off All Her Hair, Writes Eloquent Explanation Why

Nashville star Clare Bowen, who plays Scarlett on the show, has chopped off all her hair.

The actress wrote an eloquent Facebook post explaining why she did so.

“When I was four years old…I had just been diagnosed with end stage nephroblastoma, after several visits to a GP who denied anything was wrong and dubbed my parents “paranoid.” I’d overheard the doctors telling my family that the only hope of saving me, was an experimental treatment that might kill me anyway. But without it I had maybe two weeks left. The hospital was cold. I’d never felt air conditioning before,” Clare wrote.

“And then I got really lucky. I survived, my hair grew back and I got strong again. I look relatively normal on the outside, but on the inside, I am still the same stitched back together little creature, in a world where people are judged so harshly for the way they look. It has always been completely incomprehensible to me. How can people think there’s time for that?,” Clare added.

“Every scar tells a story, every baldhead, every dark circle, every prosthetic limb, and every reflection in a mirror that you might not recognize anymore. Look deeper than skin, hair, nails, and lips. You are who you are in your bones. That is where you have the potential to shine the brightest from. It is where your true beautiful self lives,” Clare continued. :Thank you ABC network and particularly our creator, Callie Khouri for letting me change Scarlett’s hair, and my team, family and friends for helping me make the decision. If it makes even one person think twice about judging another, then in some small way, the world is better.”

Read her entire note on Facebook. See photos of Clare as Scarlett below…

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Photos: ABC, Joseph Llanes
Posted to: Clare Bowen

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  • Matt

    Wow so brave having an expensive hairstylist give you a beautiful haircut and highlights.

  • Patty Cake

    She looks really cute and more adult now.

  • Papaya Queen

    Wow, she Looks amazing! She’s one of those woman who are incredible lucky for beeing able to pull off any hair style or hair cut. I loved her hippie-goddess hair as Scarlett but this is just as beautiful.

  • jane

    she looks just as nice here as before. actually, i thought all that other hair was fake extensions.. it looked fried and damaged. the cut is better all-around

  • jh7058622

    Yeah all she did was take her weave out.

  • j k

    if it’s “just hair” why make a deal out of it

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  • ivy

    I saw her about a year ago on a talk show and she actually proved her hair was her own…the talk who host lifted it, pulled at it, parted it randomly…it was her own hair. She looks beautiful…long or short hair.

  • ivy

    I saw her about a year ago on a talk show and she actually proved her hair was her own…the talk who host lifted it, pulled at it, parted it randomly…it was her own hair. She looks beautiful…long or short hair.

  • Gina

    Because she knows the public will, so she’s getting out in front of it.

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