Rory Feek of Joey and Rory shared the latest news on his wife Joey’s battle with cancer.
Last week, Feek revealed that Joey’s health issues had returned a year after she had undergone surgery for cervical cancer.
On June 19, Rory posted an update to the couple’s blog and told fans that his wife had just received a diagnosis of stage IV cervical cancer.
“The doctors say there is a 9 cm tumor in Joey’s sigmoid colon,” he shared. “Even though the cancer is now in the colon, they said it’s the same cells as before (she was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year and had surgery last June to remove the tumor), and that the original cancer has now spread to a new organ and the tumor and cells are rapidly growing, so that is the big concern.”
The country artist went on to say that he and his wife will be traveling to a cancer treatment center in Chicago next week with the hopes of returning back to their Tennessee home by the fall. “Our hope is that we’ll spend a good portion of the summer there, and then by harvest time in (Joey’s) garden, she’ll have her rubber boots on and will be up and down those rows gathering the harvest that the Lord has provided.”
Rory thanked fans and close friends for the outpouring of support the couple had received since they publicly announced Joey’s health issues. “I can’t begin to tell you how much love and support we’ve received in the last 5 days through emails, calls, texts, flowers, cards, gifts and above all prayers,” he wrote. “We’ve been shown lots of love before from friends and family, from fans and strangers. But this…this is a whole other level of love. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.”
You can read the full blog post discussing Joey Feek’s new diagnosis at their blog, This Life I Live.