Brad Paisley Calls Little Jimmy Dickens “One Tough Cookie”

Brad visits his longtime friend before Little Jimmy starts radiation treatments.

photo by Katherine Bomboy-Thornton/ABC

Boy, you can't help but admire and cheer for 92-year-old Little Jimmy Dickens as he starts three weeks of radiation treatment for a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal cords.

Count longtime friend Brad Paisley among those admirers, and he tweeted an update late Thursday night (July 27):

Brad latched onto Little Jimmy from very early in Brad's career, and has since put Little Jimmy in music videos, performed with him on the Opry and even had Little Jimmy appear as Justin Bieber on the CMA Awards.

Earlier this week, Little Jimmy himself remained upbeat and grateful on Twitter:

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