Country Music Songwriting Legend John Prine has had surgery this month
to remove a form of cancer found in his lungs by doctors in December.
And he has moved yesterday and tonight’s scheduled show in
Louisville Ky to Feb 28th and March 1st 2014.
On his website, Prine revealed he’d been diagnosed with non-small cell carcinoma of the lung. “Doctors here in Nashville have caught it early, and it is operable,” he shares. “They see no reason why I won’t fully recover
This is totally unrelated to the cancer found on his neck in 1997 which was safely removed and treated.
John Prine has been regarded as a songwriting legend since the 1960’s
when he was discovered by Kris Kristofferson.
And he is most famous for co-writing ‘You Never Even Called Me By My Name” with
Steve Goodman which was cut by David Allan Coe.
However Prine refused to take songwriting credits and never received
royalties but John Goodman was rumored to have bought him a jukebox
as a gift.