Mansfield Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

MusicRow sends wishes for a quick recovery to USA Today Nashville Correspondent Brian Mansfield, who revealed via Twitter and Facebook that he has been diagnosed with colon cancer.

“Looking at surgery in a couple weeks, followed by several months of chemotherapy,” said Mansfield in a Facebook status update. “I feel fine right now, though: It’s a fascinating irony that I won’t actually feel bad until the cancer’s gone, since it appears to be contained and operable.”

Mansfield has spent over 15 years covering Nashville’s music scene and industry for the publication and also oversees the USA Today “Idol Chatter” online community. Additionally, he writes and produces the Opry Country Classics show and America’s Opry Weekend shows for radio.


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