Grammy winning singer/songwriter, John Berry, shared an upbeat and positive message to fans, media and music industry in regards to a recent discovery of the unexpected on his musical journey.
Berry closed out 2018 with an amazing Christmas tour, however he shares that he has run into a bump in the road with the start of the new year.
Treated with antibiotics for a tonsil infection that started in November, Berry made it all the way through the 21 city tour without incident, but it never cleared up, even after a second round of antibiotics and steroids. He saw an ENT in Nashville on Jan 4 who ordered a CAT scan, which revealed what appeared to be a tumor in one of his tonsils. He went in for surgery to have both tonsils removed on January 10 and while in surgery it was found that the tumor was larger than his tonsil on one side and they also removed a small portion of his soft palet.
Upon receipt of the biopsy report, it was confirmed to be a malignant tumor on both tonsils. The expected treatment is only five weeks and has over a 90% cure rate.
John and his wife Robin have asked that the community lift them up in daily prayers, asking God for healing, strength, wisdom and patience as they go through these next few months.
2018 was a great year and 2019 promises to be even bigger, with several projects in discussion, a growing tour schedule and more music to come later in the year. God is good and they are thankful for His grace and mercy. He knows the plan and has made their path in His perfect timing.
John will continue to keep fans, family, friends and the music community updated with frequent social media updates on his progress.
They have adopted Philippians 4:13 as their guidepost of inspiration: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
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About John Berry: GRAMMY Award-winning country star John Berry continues to celebrate the 25th anniversary since signing his first record deal and has recently charted at #30 on the Music Row Breakout Charts with the single, “Beautifully Broken,” which is featured in the soundtrack for the upcoming movie of the same name. Berry has placed 20 singles on the country hit parade charts, six of which went Top 5 as well as a No. 1 on the Billboard and Radio & Records country charts. He has earned numerous Gold and Platinum records. Berry’s co-written “A Mind Of Her Own” and “Kiss Me In The Car” introduced him to radio audiences in 1993. Then, “Your Love Amazes Me,” “What’s In It For Me” and “You And Only You” thrust him to stardom in 1994. “Standing On The Edge Of Goodbye,” “I Think About It All The Time,” and “If I Had Any Pride Left At All” were all major hits the following year. “Your Love Amazes Me” earned Berry a 1995 GRAMMY nomination. In 1996, he scored a GRAMMY win for his participation in Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1. Berry took “Change My Mind” into the country music Top 5 in that same year. “She’s Taken A Shine” became an even bigger hit in 1997. The same year, he was nominated for CMA Vocal Event of the Year for “Long Haired Country Boy” with Charlie Daniels and Hal Ketchum. Both fans and the media took note when “There He Goes” was released as a 1999 duet with Patsy Cline. Berry’s two most recent albums, What I Love The Most and his holiday album, Christmas, are both available now on his website as well as iTunes and other digital retailers. Berry’s TV show, Songs & Stories with John Berry, airs weekly on Heartland Television, The Family Channel, The Country Network, Roku (via Heartland), AMG TV, Country TV (New Zealand), and Keep It Country TV (UK). For more information, visit songsandstories.com. Follow John on his website at www.johnberry.comhttp://www.countryschatter.com/2019/01/grammy-winning-artist-john-berry-shares-upbeat-outlook-on-health-setback/NewsPress ReleaseVideos"Beautifully Broken"Music Row Breakout Charts,"There He goes",Charlie Daniels,facebook,Hal Ketchum,John Berry,Robin Berry,Twitter