NASHVILLE, (CelebrityAccess) — Country music singer-songwriter John Berry on Tuesday revealed to his fans that he has suffered a health setback after being diagnosed with cancer.
Berry said that he was treated for a tonsil infection that started in November and made it all the way through a 21 city tour, but the infection refused to clear up, even after a second round of antibiotics and steroids.
Berry then says he consulted an ear nose and throat specialist who ordered tests that discovered a malignant tumor in one of his tonsils. He had the tumor, and part of his soft palate removed earlier this month and is expected to recover.
His current course of post-surgery treatment is expected to continue for five weeks and has a 90% success rate, Berry said.
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.”
Berry’s next scheduled performance is in April, with a smattering of dates through the rest of the year.