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Published: 2013/11/22

John Prine Diagnosed with Lung Cancer

Singer/songwriter John Prine has been diagnosed with lung cancer, the Associated Press is reporting. Prine, 67, is said to have an operable form of the disease. From a statement posted on his website, the singer said, “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 will undergo surgery next month, thus leading to the postponement of two upcoming shows in Louisville. Prine still plans to play his scheduled shows in Greensboro, NC on December 6 and Charlotte, NC on December 7.

John Prine emerged from Chicago’s folk scene in the 1960s and is known for hits such as “Angel From Montgomery,” “In Spite of Ourselves” an “Illegal Smile.” In 2010, Prine was honored with a tribute album that featured contributions from the likes of My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver, Conor Oberst and more.


There are 12 comments associated with this post

NKP November 22, 2013, 10:53:48

Get well soon, John!

So Saf November 22, 2013, 11:04:23

John you are a true gem. Even as music go 80’s style again with all this computer pop crap, your songs stand strong. May God bless you, and may he bless us with your complete recovery and a couple of more great releases! Get well.

@bryontreece November 22, 2013, 12:11:58

Mr. Prine is a true American Legend. I saw him at the Beacon this past September & he is still one of the best live music artists out there. Best of luck & a speedy recovery to you, Sir.

dk70 November 22, 2013, 14:35:13

Love and Prayers to you John. One of America’s greatest singer songwriters. Turned the Cap into his living room when I saw him there.

Lynne Yarbrough November 22, 2013, 16:42:04

Take care & God Bless You!

mulebyrd November 22, 2013, 17:02:18

get well soon Mr. Prine. love this music. very special.

Bryan November 22, 2013, 19:12:00

Get well john!! You are one of a kind!!

David Devine November 22, 2013, 23:19:28

GodSpeed John

Roland Norton November 23, 2013, 18:04:52

Rock and Roar, Brother Prine.

Roland Norton November 23, 2013, 18:05:11

Rock and Roar, Brother Prine.

jazzfester November 25, 2013, 10:41:49

Keep fighting, Mr. Prine. Get well soon.

FJ Mullins November 25, 2013, 21:07:32

May God bless you and be with you. Get well soon, John.

Tom M. December 2, 2013, 12:35:36

My prayers and thoughts are with you John!

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