Editor’s note: This article was originally published December 12, 2013
Sad news about country legend Ray Price, who has been battling cancer since 2011. His wife, Janie, released a statement Thursday saying that he has decided to leave the hospital and any aggressive treatment and spend his final days at his Texas Ranch.
Price had a Jan. 22 show scheduled at Austin’s Paramount Theatre; the theater has posted information about refunds here.
KLTV talked with Janie Price: “Ray is alert and aware of his surroundings and making decisions,” said Janie. “With God’s blessing he has not had extreme pain. But it’s with great sadness that I announce to you today that my beloved husband has entered the final stages of his cancer that he has battled for 25 months. Anyone who knows Ray is aware that he has strong convictions and great faith in God. It’s his decision to leave the hospital and return home to spend his final days on his beloved ranch surrounded by the comfort of his home, family and friends.”
And the station shared his final message to his fans: “I love my fans and have devoted my life to reaching out to them. I appreciate their support all these years and I hope I haven’t let them down. I am at peace. I love Jesus. I’m going to be just fine. Don’t worry about me. I’ll see you again one day.”
Fans can mail cards of support to Ray Price, P.O. Box 1986, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75456, or leave notes on his Facebook page.