Little Jimmy Dickens To Begin Short-Term Radiation Treatments

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Little Jimmy Dickens performs on the Grand Ole Opry.

Grand Ole Opry icon Jimmy Dickens, 92, is set to begin three weeks of short-term radiation treatments for a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal cords next week. The Opry member’s doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

“I can’t begin to express my sincere gratitude for the thoughts and prayers that are being sent my way,” Dickens said. “My family and I appreciate the support, and I can’t wait to return home to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in one of my favorite rhinestone suits someday soon.”

The entertainer has been unable to perform on the Grand Ole Opry stage for most of this year. His most recent scheduled Opry appearance was on Dec. 22, 2012, and he also made a surprise appearance on the Opry stage on April 12.

Dickens became a Grand Ole Opry member in 1948 and was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. Among his hit songs are “Take An Old Cold Tater (And Wait),” “Country Boy,” “Out Behind The Barn” and “May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose.”

Cards and well wishes can be sent to the address below:
Jimmy Dickens
c/o Grand Ole Opry House
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214


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