Kathy Griffin shaves head amid sister's cancer battle

An image of the 56-year-old comedian was shared by journalist Yashar Ali on Monday showing her smiling and patting her bald head after the buzz-cut

It is unclear what type of cancer Griffin's sister has or how far the illness has progressed.

Griffin's sister, Joyce, has been diagnosed with cancer and is now undergoing treatment for the invasive disease.

Following the news, Maggie, Griffin's mother, was also quick to post on Twitter and she wrote, "My daughter Kathleen Mary is a wonderful human being".

Two months after Kathy Griffin sparked outrage for sharing a photo of herself holding a bloody, decapitated head made to look like Donald Trump's, the comedian is back in the news.

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The controversial comedian is standing by her sister, who has been diagnosed with cancer. In a Wall Street Journal interview in 2015, she shared that the two shared a room growing up. She hasn't posted the photos or a statement to her Instagram or Twitter pages as of now. On Friday, she tweeted that she's "no longer under federal investigation" and that she has been "completely exonerated".

It's been a weird summer for Kathy Griffin. 'My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Yashar Ali, the famous writer, has revealed some of Griffin's photos on Twitter last Monday.

Kathy issued an apology through a video she shared on social media, NPR reported.

"I don't think I will have a career after this", she said. 'I'm going to be honest, [Trump] broke me'.

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