Lari White
Lari White

Friends and Family Give Update on Lari White's Cancer Battle


Lari White's continued battle with peritoneal cancer has forced the singer into hospice care.

According to, White's mother, Yvonne, shared the update on her Caring Bridge journal page. "Last night Lari was admitted to a wonderful Hospice facility here in Nashville, where she has all the care she needs to make her comfortable and quiet for this part of the journey, and where she is completely surrounded by loving family," she wrote. "We have been able to be there for pray, to sing, to read to her, to love on her...and each other. Her sister (an experienced Hospice Chaplain from Seattle) was able to spend the night with her."

White, age 52, learned of the disease last October after undergoing exploratory surgery following chronic stomach pains.

Since the news broke, Chely Wright posted an emotional statement on her Facebook page, sharing words of encouragement for White's family. White has three children with her husband, songwriter Chuck Cannon.


I was searching the internet for a photo to post of Lari White and obviously, there are thousands. Some are publicity...

Posted by Chely Wright on Sunday, January 21, 2018

The 1988 winner of the Nashville Network's You Can Be a Star contest charted several songs in the '80's and '90's, including "Now I Know" and "Ready, Willing and Able." Her career also found her recording gospel songs and appearing in movies, namely the Tom Hanks film Cast Away.

A GoFundMe account seeking $100,000 to cover White's medical expenses now sits at over $92,000. Its description notes that White's battle with an aggressive form of cancer limits her and Cannon's availability as professional musicians.

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