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.
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.