Singer and The Voice in America judge Shakira has praised Angelina Jolie’s decision to publicly reveal her preventative double mastecomy surgery.

Jolie’s mother died from breast cancer when she was just 56-years-old and during the week the actress/director wrote an article in the New York Times sharing her decision to have preventative surgery.

Speaking to E! News about Jolie's decision, Shakira said: "I think she's such a smart woman and what she's doing is inspiring so many women out there to make educated decisions, and I commend her for that."

Star Trek Into Darkness actress Zoe Saldana echoed Shakira's words: "By sharing your personal experience you're going to empower and inspire a lot of women that are victims of cancer right now to heal and to survive."