Nineties country singer John Berry has revealed to the public that he is fighting throat cancer, following a recent diagnosis.
In a video posted on his Facebook page the “Your Love Amazes Me” singer and his wife sat down to share the news with his fans.
“We started off this year with a hiccup and we want to tell you a little bit about that,” John began. He revealed that in November when he was launching his Christmas Songs and Stories Tour, that he started to feel something wrong in his throat.
“I had a little catch in my throat. It felt exactly like the skin of a Spanish peanut was stuck in my throat, John continued.”I couldn’t get rid of it. Finally, I got a flashlight and looked down my throat and my tonsils were really swollen. So I went to see our nurse practitioner and they put me on a round of antibiotics and some steroids and it just never really did seem to improve.”
Thankfully, the issue did not affect John’s singing during his Christmas tour, allowing him to make it through all the dates. Following the tour the couple went to an ENT and gave them the diagnosis.
“They found that he had two tumors in his tonsils,” his wife Robin revealed. “We’re so grateful that it was contained to the tonsil and they were able to take both tonsils out. With that being said, they did a biopsy and sent it off. We just got a report and it is cancer. You don’t see fear on these faces. We have a planned regimen and John is undergoing treatment for about five weeks. We’ve had to move a couple of tour dates around and all is going well. We’re just trusting god to get us through this time.”
The couple is upbeat about the prognosis that is treatable and is looking ahead to John healing and beating his disease.
“This particular cancer is one of the most highly treatable,” John added. “And has an incredible cure rate.”
“It has over a 90 percent cure rate,” Robin said.
This isn’t John’s first health battle he’s faced. In 1994 he underwent brain surgery to remove a benign brain tumor that was affecting his way of life.
If you’d like to reach out to John to share well wishes Robin and John shared an address where you can get in touch with John. Email [email protected] or send letters and cards to P.O. Box 353 Gallatin, TN 37066.
Get well soon John! We look forward to having you back out on the road.