Lari White, who released multiple charting country songs in the 1980s and 90s, has been diagnosed with cancer.
The singer, best known for her hits “Now I Know” and “That’s My Baby,” is currently undergoing treatment for peritoneal cancer. In a statement posted to ArtistWorks, where she teaches music lessons online, White explained that was diagnosed with the disease after suffering from a chronic upset stomach. She underwent exploratory surgery in October that confirmed the diagnosis.
“The surgery revealed advanced Peritoneal Cancer. Since then a series of complications including pain management, pneumonia and a bowel obstruction requiring emergency surgery has kept me in and out of the hospital fighting for my life,” she wrote. “This is, of course, my focus for the foreseeable future.”
Now, friends and family of Lari are asking others for help to pay for the country singer’s treatments. A GoFundMe account has been established to help crowdsource funds for White’s hospital bills.
“Chuck and Lari White Cannon, who have contributed so much to the music world, are facing an unimaginable crisis and need our help,” the posting reads. “We are asking that the music community join together to help them through this most difficult time.”
As of Jan. 11, over $7,000 of the $100,000 goal has been raised.
You can donate to Lari White’s GoFundMe account here.