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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):
Saw @LilJimDickens  today. He is one tough cookie. He is gearing up for his treatments, and looks forward to returning to the Opry soon.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) June 28, 2013 
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 :
— Little Jimmy Dickens (@LilJimDickens) June 26, 2013