Little Jimmy Dickens, Glen Campbell, Ray Price, Randy Travis – Health Updates On Country Legends
As of this writing, four Country Music legends are going through some tough health battles. We’d like to take a moment to update the fans on Little Jimmy Dickens, Glen Campbell, Ray Price, and Randy Travis.
Little Jimmy Dickens, 92. The ‘May The Bird Of Paradise’ singer will begin radiation treatments on his vocal chords on July 10, 2013. The three weeks of short-term radiation will treat a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal chords, doctors still expect him to make a full recovery. As of this article, Dickens is taking time off of the Grand Ole Opry to undergo treatments. The Country Music Hall of Famer is pictured above with Nancy Jones at the funeral for George Jones in April 2013.
Glen Campbell, 77. The ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ singer courageously announced that he had Alzheimer’s two years ago. Country Weekly recently revealed that Campbell now requires constant attention, has problems speaking and can no longer tour. Campbell’s wife reveals that some side effects of Alzheimer’s include anxiety, agitation and depression. As of this article, Campbell is not touring and remains under the care of his wife and family. Campbell is pictured above at the 2012 CMT Awards with his family.
Ray Price, 87. The ‘For The Good Times’ singer was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the end of 2012. In regards to the cancer, Price’s agent tells Taste of Country that his cancer is in remission and that the news he got during a checkup at a Houston hospital was “positive and good.” In June of 2013, Price received treatment for dehydration, which resulted in kidney stones and intense, incredible pain. The good news is that his doctors are effectively managing the discomfort while deciding on the next course of action. As of this article, Price is home, but cancelled several dates including an appearance at Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July picnic. Price is pictured above with Bobby Bare in 2010.
Randy Travis, 54. The ‘Forever and Ever, Amen’ singer was admitted to a Texas hospital and listed in critical condition on July 7, 2013. The Grammy winner is suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy- a viral cardiomyopathy is a virus that weakens the heart. As of this article, Travis remains in critical condition. Travis is pictured above performing at George Jones’ Memorial service in 2013.
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