FREDDY FENDER DIAGNOSED WITH INCURABLE CANCER
Legendary artist Freddy Fender has incurable cancer, discovered after tumors were found on his lungs.
“I feel very comfortable in my life,” Freddy told the Corpus Christi [Texas] Caller-Times. “I’m one year away from 70 and I’ve had a good run.” Freddy had been undergoing chemotherapy treatments but stopped because of the side effects. A scan later found nine more tumors. The singer, born Baldemar Huerta, is one of the few artists to hit No. 1 on both the country and pop charts with a debut single, “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” in 1975. He also won three Grammy awards, the most recent in 2002. Freddy’s wife Vangie has not asked doctors how long he might live, but says they are “hoping for a miracle.”