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The Walking Dead’s Khary Payton shares iconic throwback to time on Hannah Montana and it’s a lot to process


The Walking Dead star Khary Payton has gone and served us all with a throwback to the time he was on Hannah Montana.

That’s right, the 47-year-old who has stolen our hearts with his portrayal of the character King Ezekiel also featured in the kids’ TV programme.

And we can’t lie, it’s a lot to process.

Taking to Instagram, the actor shared the snap of himself on set while posing alongside Miley Cyrus.

In the caption, he wrote: ‘I was young & needed the money… for a haircut! 😂😂😂 #HannahMontana.’

Fans were quick to comment, and couldn’t believe what they had just laid their eyes on.

‘Omg I never knew you were in Hannah Montana,’ one wrote while another added: ‘Oh daaaaang ! Before the king’s dreads grew all the way in.’

Someone else said: ‘Wait….WHAAAAAAAAT my mind is officially blown.’

But it seems the star has had a serious glow up, as his new do in The Walking Dead is complete goals – however, he might be in need of a new job soon, as it appears his time as the king is almost up.

That’s right, the much-loved character recently revealed he was battling thyroid cancer, as she showed his buddy Siddiq (Avi Nash) a large lump forming on his neck.

‘I know what it is,’ he told the Hilltop doctor: ‘Growing up, my grandfather went through it and my father. The pain, coughing, swelling – I watched them fight it and win.’

He added: ‘Did you know thyroid cancer has a 98 per cent survival rate? Different times. Times of sorcery and witchcraft. Chemo, iodine radiation therapy, thyroidectomies.’

Since then, Siddiq has been brutally killed off by the Whisperers – meaning Ezekiel’s illness remains a secret.

But will he end up telling his ex-wife Carol?

We will have to wait and see as the mid-season finale airs Sunday on AMC in the US and follows a day later here in the UK.

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