Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Iconic folk singer John Prine announced on his website he was diagnosed with lung cancer, for which he will have an operation next month.
“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," he said in a statement on his website.
“This is a different form of cancer, unrelated to what I had in 1997," he continued.
“There’s nothing I hate more than canceling shows,” he said, adding that all dates will be honored. “For me, there’s nothing like performing. I look forward to seeing all my friends and fans in 2014. We have some great cities and venues lined up.”