After Jo Dee Messina revealed to fans seven months ago that she was diagnosed with cancer, the “Bye Bye” singer finished up a few tour dates and then took time to focus on herself. That was the last we heard about her cancer prognosis.
We are now receiving a positive report from Jo Dee’s team in a Facebook post. The report not only reveals that Jo Dee is “feeling well,” but it also gives us a heads up that we will be hearing new music from the Massachusetts native very soon—”Stay tuned for what’s to come,” the post states.
Jo Dee revealed her diagnosis in Sept. 2017 and has been dealing with her health issues privately. The type of cancer Jo Dee is suffering from has yet to be revealed, but her team felt it was time to update fans concerned about the singer’s health.
“Many of you have requested updates and we are happy to report that she is feeling well and has kicked off her 2018 shows. She has also been in the studio writing and recording new music. That new music speaks directly to where Jo Dee’s heart was during a tumultuous summer and where it remains today — a place of gratitude for an unconditional, real, and faithful love, they wrote in the post.
“In the midst of health, personal life, and financial struggles, at a time when she felt as though the waves were crashing down around her, Jo Dee’s heart was moved to focus on the enormity of God. Casting away the chaos and confusion, she praised and worshiped Him, and from that place came a song of which she is incredibly proud.
“It is so easy to focus on the hard times; to center our minds on the negative; to allow the good to be blurred by the bad. While faced with hard times, negative, and the bad, Jo Dee put pen to paper, called on producers Seth Mosley and X O Connor of Full Circle Music, and together they created a really special and important track. For all of you who have been asking how Jo Dee is doing and what is next for her, the answers are in the lyrics of this song.”
Jo Dee has two young sons, Noah (8) and Jonah (5) with husband Chris Deffenbaugh. The CMA and ACM award winner is best known for her string of hits in the late 90’s, early 2000’s, including No.1 hits “Bye Bye,” “I’m Alright,” and “Stand Beside Me.”