Opry Legend Jim Ed Brown Beats Lung Cancer

Opry star Jim Ed Brown has good news about his battle with lung cancer.

Legendary Opry member Jim Ed Brown is now cancer-free. Last September, Brown announced his battle with lung cancer in a letter posted to his Facebook page. Brown spent the following months undergoing intensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Four months after his diagnosis, doctors found his cancer to be in remission. Shortly after, Brown made a triumphant return to the Opry stage. Now, there’s even more good news for the 81-year-old star.

“Just this week actually, I did a test, and they said, ‘Jim Ed, we can’t find any more cancer cells,’” Brown told Taste of Country. “I said, ‘Lord, thank you so much.’ You’ve got the radiation and the chemo and all of that, and they hit me pretty hard with it. But I’m doing good.”

Brown also has another big reason to celebrate this year. He is set to become of the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Brown received the news of his induction after showing up to what the thought was a television interview.

“All of a sudden, the president walks in and grabs a chair, and she sits down in front of me and she says, ‘Just wanted to see your reaction when I tell you that you’re the newest member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.’”

“I can’t go any higher,” Brown said about the highly coveted distinction. “That’s it. You know, a hit record lasts a week. An award lasts for a year. But this lasts forever.”

Brown’s latest album, In Style Again, is available in stores and online now.

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Opry Legend Jim Ed Brown Beats Lung Cancer