Little Jimmy Dickens to Begin Radiation Therapy

“I can’t wait to return to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry,” he says.

Little Jimmy Dickens, the beloved Grand Ole Opry veteran performer, will be undergoing three weeks of short-term radiation treatments for a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal cords, beginning next week. The 92-year-old singer is expected to make a full recovery.

"I can't begin to express my sincere gratitude for the thoughts and prayers that are being sent my way," Little Jimmy expressed in a release. "I can't wait to return home to the Grand Ole Opry in one of my favorite rhinestone suits someday soon."

Jimmy became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 and was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. His best-loved hits include "Country Boy" and the No. 1 single "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose."

The Grand Ole Opry is inviting Jimmy's friends and fans to send cards, letters or messages of support. We at Country Weekly send our best wishes to Little Jimmy for a quick recovery.

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