Lead image credit: Lari White by Flickr User davehensley
Lari White, a popular country singer in the 90s, sadly announced that she is battling an advanced form of cancer.
According to Taste of Country, White wrote a letter detailing the horrible ordeal she is going through.
After suffering from persistent stomach discomfort, she underwent surgery that found she is suffering from advanced Peritoneal cancer. She said in the letter:
“Since then a series of complications including pain management, pneumonia and a bowel obstruction requiring emergency surgery has kept me in and out of the hospital fighting for my life. This is, of course, my focus for the foreseeable future.”
The 52-year-old went on to reveal that she will undergo more surgery, as well as chemotherapy, throughout 2018. In order to cover her medical her medical bills, she’s set up a GoFundMe account.
The fund explains why she needs the money, saying:
“As we all know Lari and [husband] Chuck [Cannon] are professional touring musicians who rely on live performances and merchandise sales to pay their bills. Since her diagnosis Lari has been unable to tour and has had very little time to devote to writing, coaching or producing. Chuck has cut back his touring significantly and has devoted himself to caring for Lari as she fights this dreadful disease. Understandably the treatment and time away from their jobs has had a devastating impact on their finances.”
The account has received almost $12,000, as of January 12th.
Lari White is well-known for her Top 10 hits “That’s My Baby,” “Now I Know,” and “That’s How You Know (When You’re in Love).”
More recently, she released two EPs in February, 2017, to mark her 25th year as a recording artist.
We wish her the best as she fights this terrible disease.