Ethan Dolan Explains the Touching Reason He Shaved His Head

Ethan Dolan Explains the Touching Reason He Shaved His Head

Ethan Dolan is opening up about why he shaved his head after his dad’s passing.

The 20-year-old YouTuber shaved off his hair while making a documentary about his late father and his battle with cancer.

“Well, my hair is gone. I shaved it during the documentary my brother and I made for our dad…I had never seen my dad insecure in his life EVER, besides the day he lost his hair from the various cancer treatments he was going thru to treat the cancer in his brain,” Ethan wrote on his Instagram.

He continued, “He was upset because he thought his bald head made him look sick. He didn’t want it to look like he was fading. He wanted to be strong for everyone around him. He wanted us all to know that giving up wasn’t an option. He thought losing his hair would convince people he was giving up. I wanted to shave my head for him so bad so he wouldn’t be alone in this. He didn’t want me to, but I still should have.”

Ethan says he finally made the decision to shave his head while working on the film.

“Thinking back, maybe I just wasn’t brave/confident enough to do it. Today, I’m happy to say I f**kin did it! I know it’s just hair and I wanted this to help show anyone who may be losing their hair or thinking about shaving their head to support someone who may have lost their hair, that it’s true, it is just hair. To me it symbolizes strength. I feel really proud,” Ethan concluded.

Following his father’s passing, Ethan and his brother Grayson set up a donation website to help support cancer research, treatments, and support services for families and patients affected by the disease. Head to to make your donation.

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