County Star Jimmy Dickens Undergoing Radiation for Three Weeks
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:35:34
Grand Ole Opry icon Jimmy Dickens, who has been absent from his beloved Opry stage for most of 2013, is set to undergo three weeks of short-term radiation treatments for a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal chords beginning next week. His doctors expect him to make a full recovery. So that's the silver lining to this dark cloud.
"I can't begin to express my sincere gratitude for the thoughts and prayers that are being sent my way," Dickens said. "My family and I appreciate the support, and I can't wait to return home to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in one of my favorite rhinestone suits someday soon."
The country legend, who is 92 years young, most recently surprised Opry audiences with an appearance on April 12. His most recent scheduled Opry appearance came on December 22, 2012.
The Opry is inviting Dickens' friends and fans from around the world to send cards and letters wishing the country music legend well. Correspondence should be mailed to the address below:
c/o Grand Ole Opry House
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
We wish you the best, Jimmy!
Will you send well wishes to Jimmy Dickens? It's easy to do, and the address is above, so don't delay. He certainly can use your love and support. ARTISTdirect sends our best to Mr. Dickens.