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Will Smith left in disbelief over daughter Willow's drastic change to appearance

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star is a doting dad to three children

Will Smith has spoken out about his family life and fatherhood in his upcoming memoir Will.

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And in an excerpt shared with People on Friday, the 53-year-old dad-of-three opened up about one of the many lessons he learnt through his kids.

One that stood out in particular was when his daughter Willow, 21, went to drastic measures to stop touring.

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Willow gained global success following the release of her hit song Whip My Hair, and signed up for a month-long tour opening for Justin Bieber.

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The talented singer wasn't enjoying the tour and told her dad she wanted to stop at the end of the European leg of the trip.

However, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star told his daughter that was not possible because she had upcoming dates in Australia.

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Will Smith reflected on daughter Willow shaving her hair to protest against going back on stage

As a result, Willow went to extreme lengths to ensure that she was heard. "Willow came skipping into the kitchen for breakfast, 'Good morning, daddy," she said joyfully, as she bounced to the refrigerator," Will wrote.

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"My jaw nearly dislocated, dislodged, and shattered on the kitchen floor: My world-dominating, hair-whipping, future global superstar was totally bald. During the night, Willow had shaved her entire head.

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Willow Smith's song Whip My Hair was a global success

"My mind raced and scrambled – how was she going to whip her hair if she didn't have any? Who the hell wants to pay to watch some kid whip their head back and forth?

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"But before I could respond, I felt something slowly turning, shifting, until it clicked into place: In a moment of divine connection and revelation, she had reached me. I leaned down, peered deeply into her eyes, and said. 'I got it. I am sorry. I see you.'"

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Will with wife Jada Pinkett Smith and his children

Will shares Willow and son Jaden, 23, with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. The Hollywood star is also father to oldest son Trey, 28, who he shares with ex-wife Sheree Zampino.

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All three of his children have followed him in the entertainment industry, and have all made high-profile appearances with their famous father.

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