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Grammy, CMA and Dove award-winning pop, country and gospel singer B.J. Thomas revealed today that his doctors have diagnosed him as having stage 4 lung cancer. He is being treated at a health care facility in Texas and is hopeful for a full recovery.
“I just wanted to take this unique opportunity to share my gratitude to Gloria, my wonderful wife and my rock for over 53 years, my family, friends and fans. I’m so blessed to have had the opportunity to record and perform beautiful songs in pop, country and gospel music, and to share those wonderful songs and memories around the world with millions of you. I ask all of you for your prayers during this time and that my music can live on with you.”
Thomas plans to continue interacting with industry colleagues and fans and is optimistic about his availability to make public appearances.
B.J. Thomas is a five-time Grammy award winner and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee and has sold over 70 million albums worldwide. He’s had eight number one hits and 26 top 10 singles over his 50-year music career. He is one of Billboard’s Top 50 Most Played Artists Over The Past 50 Years. His hits include “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” “Hooked On A Feeling, “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song,” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” and “New Looks From An Old Lover.”
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