John Prine Has Operable Form of Lung Cancer

Posted 21 Nov 2013 in Music + TV News

Contemporary folk fans get a night of prime Prine as John Prine commands the stage at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Singer-songwriter John Prine says he’s been diagnosed with an operable form of lung cancer.

A note on the 67-year-old Prine’s website says he will undergo surgery next month, forcing the postponement of two dates in Louisville, Ky. Prine says in the note that doctors found the cancer early and “see no reason why I won’t fully recover.” The cancer is not related to the squamous cell cancer on his neck for which he was treated in the mid-1990s. Prine’s management confirmed the details of the post.

The “Angel from Montgomery” singer postponed dates in Wisconsin earlier this month due to illness. Those concerts and two scheduled for next month in Louisville will be pushed to 2014. Prine will still play Dec. 6-7 dates in North Carolina.

A Message from John Prine

11/21/2013

Earlier this month, famed singer/songwriter John Prine postponed two concerts due to illness. After further consultation with his doctors, he will have to also reschedule another two appearances.“There’s nothing I hate more than canceling shows,” says John Prine, who wants his fans to know that all dates will be honored.Mr. Prine continues, “I’ve been diagnosed with non-small cell carcinoma of the lung. Doctors here in Nashville have caught it early, and it is operable. They see no reason why I won’t fully recover.”Prine says, “This is a different form of cancer, unrelated to what I had in 1997.”John Prine will play the December 6 concert in Greensboro, NC and the December 7 show in Charlotte, NC as scheduled.

Prine’s pending surgery and recuperation will move his Louisville, KY performances at the Brown Theatre from December 13 to February 28, while the December 14 show will now take place on March 1.  All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new performance dates. The previously-postponed November 9 Madison, WI show is now March 15, and the November 8 Green Bay date will also take place at a later date in 2014.

“For me, there’s nothing like performing”, says John. “I look forward to seeing all my friends and fans in 2014. We have some great cities and venues lined up.”

Posted by Larry Carta

1 Comment

  1. Rene Jalbert (22 Nov 2013, 4:34)
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    We all are holding you in our heart, John.



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