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Randy Owen, lead vocalist of Alabama, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and has already undergone treatment. He broke the news at his annual fan club party in Ft. Payne, Ala., last weekend.
The cancer was detected during a checkup earlier this year. Randy chose a high-intensity focused ultrasound for his treatment, which was performed at the beginning of May. The procedure has been deemed a complete success. His physician, Dr. Woody Fritz of Birmingham, Ala., said in a statement, “We are happy with the successful outcome of the treatment. Randy is doing great and is just about fully recovered.”
Randy released a statement, noting, “I feel very good and positive about my future. I look forward to seeing the fans and doing what I do.” Randy, currently embarking on a solo career, will be tending to his cattle business in Ft. Payne through the summer and plans to resume touring in mid-September.
Randy is the longtime spokesman for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, which researches and treats childhood cancer.