News

Joey Feek undergoes cancer surgery

Joey Feek undergoes cancer surgery

BATTLING CANCER:Joey Martin Feek, left, and Rory Lee Feek of "Joey & Rory." Photo: Associated Press

Country singer Joey Feek is recovering after undergoing surgery to treat cervical cancer.

The Joey & Rory star was diagnosed with the disease in May, during a routine check-up with her gynecologist, and she recently underwent a hysterectomy.

Her husband, Rory Feek, took to the couple’s blog on Wednesday to share the news with fans, writing, “The mass on her cervix had already grown to four centimeters, so a specialist recommended Joey undergo a hysterectomy to remove the cancer. She had the surgery on Friday and has been recovering at home since Saturday.

“We had a follow-up appointment with the oncologist yesterday and he said that the margins and the lymph nodes he removed came back clean, so there’s no more cancer in her body and she won’t need chemo or radiation.”

The news comes just months after the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Indiana, who has since been diagnosed with Down syndrome.

But Joey insists he and his wife are staying positive despite the recent hardships, adding, “Yes, it has been quite a year for us so far. In the past six months, God has taken us places we never dreamed we would go. It’s been terrifying and thrilling all at the same time.

“We never know what tomorrow will bring… none of us do. But what an incredible journey life is. We are just going to continue to trust Him and hold to each other and… pedal, pedal!”

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

PLAYLIST: 19 of the best Summer songs

Patriotic Music

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Start your season off right with this playlist spanning the '60s to now.

in Music

This week’s top country tracks

keithurban

LISTEN: This week's top country tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Entertainment

Netflix: What’s coming and going in June

netflix

Take this long weekend to binge on shows and movies that are leaving Netflix and get a sneak peak at what's coming next month.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Disney goes meta at the multiplex with ‘Tomorrowland’

21-overlay7

Long before the credits roll, Tomorrowland will have you craving a theme park turkey leg and planning a meet up at Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

in Entertainment, Sports, Viral Videos

WATCH: Getting married by The Rock

19-overlay7

It's normal to cry at weddings, but you'll laugh at this one too.