Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Price has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has undergone six months of chemotherapy, he confirmed in a recent interview with the San Antonio Express-News. The cancer was discovered while his gallbladder was being removed after a gall stone attack. Following chemotherapy, the tumor has not grown, he told the newspaper.
As a result of the illness, he has curtailed his touring, but he has concert dates scheduled through June 2013, including a Nov. 18 show in Austin, Texas. He also plans to visit Nashville this month to begin recording a new album. “The doctor said that every man will have cancer if he lives to be old enough,” the 86-year-old singer said. “I don’t know why I got it. I ain’t old.”