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John Berry Shares That He's Now Cancer-Free

The prayers and well wishes of country music fans have been answered. John Berry announced on Tuesday (Aug. 13) that he's cancer-free.

The Grammy-winner learned he had throat cancer in January following treatment for a tonsil infection. Fortunately, the 59-year-old faced a short treatment plan with a cure rate of over 90 percent.

On Tuesday, he posted a short, simple message on Instagram: "Today was a GREAT DAY! Thank you all for the continued prayers." The accompanying photo declares "Best News Ever! I am Cancer-Free!"

Berry's ongoing story is that of a survivor. In 1981, as a 21-year-old independent artist based out of Georgia, he survived a motorcycle crash that left doctors wondering if he'd ever walk again. A cyst discovered on his brain in 1994 forced Berry to celebrate his first number one hit, "Your Love Amazes Me," from a hospital bed. Throat surgery followed in 1997, slowing down Berry during his prime hit-making years.

Beyond his own physical struggles, Berry's father passed away in 1994 while John lived his dream as Reba McEntire's opening act. Berry pays tribute to his dad with recent single "The Richest Man."

Throughout his latest health scare, Berry and his wife Robin sought comfort in Berry's fan base and the New Testament scripture Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

In the face of uncertainty, Berry continued accepting bookings. He'll be on the road a lot the rest of the year, including his 23rd annual Christmas Songs and Stories Tour.

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