John Prine has operable form of lung cancer

Friday - 11/22/2013, 12:53am EST

FILE - This Oct. 27, 2013 file photo shows country singer John Prine before singing "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" while honoring Country Music Hall of Fame inductee the late "Cowboy Jack Clement" at the ceremony for the 2013 inductions into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. Prine says he’s been diagnosed with an operable form of lung cancer. A note on the 67-year-old website says he will undergo surgery next month, forcing the postponement two dates in Louisville, Ky. Prine says in the note that doctors found the cancer early and “see no reason why I won’t fully recover.” (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

DON THOMPSON
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country singer-songwriter John Prine says he's been diagnosed with an operable form of lung cancer.

A note on the 67-year-old Prine's website says he will undergo surgery next month, forcing the postponement of two dates in Louisville, Ky. Prine says in the note that doctors found the cancer early and "see no reason why I won't fully recover." The cancer is not related to the squamous cell cancer on his neck for which he was treated in the mid-1990s. Prine's management confirmed the details of the post.

The "Angel from Montgomery" singer postponed dates in Wisconsin earlier this month due to illness. Those concerts and two scheduled for next month in Louisville will be pushed to 2014. Prine will still play Dec. 6-7 dates in North Carolina.

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