Dolly Parton’s fa–mously titanic ta-tas have turned her life into a living hell with doctors grimly warning her 38DD implants could kill the country queen!

Even though she’s been hospitalized by toxic leaks and canceled concerts due to agonizing back pain, the 73-year-old Nashville icon refuses to remove her trademark bosoms, fearing “it would destroy my career.

“I wouldn’t be Dolly without them,” she insists.

Notes a family friend: “Dolly built her image on her big hair and massive boobs and she refuses to give them up.”

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