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John Prine to have lung cancer surgery

Folk singer John Prine postpones two dates in December for lung cancer treatment.
Posted By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com   |   Nov. 23, 2013 at 10:01 PM   |   Comments

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.

Due to the treatment, Prine said he will have to postpone two planned concerts. His performances at the Brown Theatre in Louisville, Ky., will be moved from Dec. 13 to Feb. 28, and from Dec. 14 to March 1. His Dec. 6 show in Greensboro, N.C., and the Dec. 7 date in Charlotte, N.C., will be performed as scheduled.

“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.”

[JohnPrine.net]
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