closed out 2018 with an amazing Christmas tour, however he shares that
he has run into a bump in the road with the start of the new year.
with antibiotics for a tonsil infection that started in November, Berry
made it all the way through the 21 city tour without incident, but it
never cleared up, even after a second round of antibiotics and steroids.
He saw an ENT in Nashville on Jan 4 who ordered a CAT scan, which
revealed what appeared to be a tumor in one of his tonsils. He went in
for surgery to have both tonsils removed on January 10 and while in
surgery it was found that the tumor was larger than his tonsil on one
side and they also removed a small portion of his soft palet.
Upon receipt of the biopsy report, it was confirmed to be a malignant
tumor on both tonsils. The expected treatment is only five weeks and has
over a 90% cure rate.
John and his wife Robin have asked that the community lift them up in
daily prayers, asking God for healing, strength, wisdom and patience as
they go through these next few months.
2018 was a great year and 2019 promises to be even bigger, with several
projects in discussion, a growing tour schedule and more music to come
later in the year. God is good and they are thankful for His grace and
mercy. He knows the plan and has made their path in His perfect timing.
John will continue to keep fans, family, friends and the music community
updated with frequent social media updates on his progress.
They have adopted Philippians 4:13 as their guidepost of inspiration: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
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About John Berry:
GRAMMY Award-winning country star John Berry continues
to celebrate the 25th anniversary since signing his first record deal
and has recently charted at #30 on the Music Row Breakout Charts with
the single, “Beautifully Broken,” which is featured in the soundtrack
for the upcoming movie of the same name. Berry has placed 20 singles on
the country hit parade charts, six of which went Top 5 as well as a No. 1
on the Billboard and Radio & Records country charts. He has earned
numerous Gold and Platinum records. Berry’s co-written “A Mind Of Her
Own” and “Kiss Me In The Car” introduced him to radio audiences in 1993.
Then, “Your Love Amazes Me,” “What’s In It For Me” and “You And Only
You” thrust him to stardom in 1994. “Standing On The Edge Of Goodbye,”
“I Think About It All The Time,” and “If I Had Any Pride Left At All”
were all major hits the following year. “Your Love Amazes Me” earned
Berry a 1995 GRAMMY nomination. In 1996, he scored a GRAMMY win for his
participation in Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1. Berry
took “Change My Mind” into the country music Top 5 in that same year.
“She’s Taken A Shine” became an even bigger hit in 1997. The same year,
he was nominated for CMA Vocal Event of the Year for “Long Haired
Country Boy” with Charlie Daniels and Hal Ketchum. Both fans and the
media took note when “There He Goes” was released as a 1999 duet with
Patsy Cline. Berry’s two most recent albums, What I Love The Most and
his holiday album, Christmas, are both available now on his website as
well as iTunes and other digital retailers. Berry’s TV show, Songs
& Stories with John Berry, airs weekly on Heartland Television, The
Family Channel, The Country Network, Roku (via Heartland), AMG TV,
Country TV (New Zealand), and Keep It Country TV (UK). For more
information, visit songsandstories.com. Follow John on his website at www.johnberry.com.