Eddie Montgomery Opens Up About Cancer

Eddie Montgomery 2010

Montgomery Gentry's Eddie Montgomery was clued in to the fact that he had prostate cancer in an unusual way.

"My son had a four-wheeler wreck and trashed his shoulder in three places, so he had to go to a bone specialist," Eddie recently explained to Country Weekly. "I'd been trying to exercise, get back to losing weight again, and was there talking to the bone specialist telling him how I'd been hurting in my hip."

The doctor offered to X-ray Eddie's joint, but when he did, he made a chilling discovery. "He X-rayed it and pulled me to the side, away from my son and said, 'I don't know about your hip, but you need to go to a prostate doctor immediately, because I see a shadow there."

On his 47th birthday, Eddie, whose own father died from prostate cancer at age 52, was diagnosed with cancer.

For more on Eddie, his battle with cancer and subsequent recovery, check out the March 28 issue of Country Weekly, on newsstands now.

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