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Jo Dee Messina Postpones Tour After Cancer Diagnosis

NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Country singer Jo Dee Messina announced that she will be putting her tour in hiatus after Oct. 7th while she undergoes treatment for cancer.

Messina revealed her cancer diagnosis in a post on her official website. She didn't specify what kind of cancer she was battling but said she was working "closely with a team to explore all [treatment] options."

"Over the years, Jo Dee has built a close relationship with her fans, so those of us at Team JDM wanted to be the first to let you know that she was recently diagnosed with cancer. It has been a trying summer, but her heart has been filled with gratitude for the many opportunities she has had to see God's hand at work," the post said.

"As many of you know, Jo Dee is a believer who feels blessed to be surrounded by the love of God — a love that has brought her the inner peace. On her lowest of low days, she has been able to see God's hand at work and feel His love as she continues her walk. It is because of our Father's love that she has been able to find the beauty in the days that could have brought her the most fear, gratitude in moments that most would call unfair, and companionship during times she might feel the loneliest."

Messina scored a string of hits in the late 1990s on the strength of her album "I'm Alright" on Curb Records.