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  posted on 10/23/2007 at 12:33 PM
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Country legend Porter Wagoner has lung cancer

Country Music Hall of Famer Porter Wagoner has been diagnosed with lung cancer, says a statement issued by the publicity firm that represents the Grand Ole Opry.

Darlene Bieber of Schmidt Relations released a statement on Sunday that also said the 80-year-old Opry star remains in a Nashville-area hospital. The name of the hospital has not been disclosed. Opry officials, who are in touch with the family, had no further comment on Sunday.

Wagoner was admitted to the hospital last Monday. On Tuesday, his family released a statement that he was hospitalized and under observation. On Thursday, the family released another statement that he was in serious condition and asked friends and fans to pray for him.

On Friday, Wagoner’s former duet partner Dolly Parton sent a letter to Grand Ole Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher. The letter said she had visited Wagoner that day and that he was “in good spirits… weak and not feeling great, but feeling much better he said. He wanted to thank everybody for their thoughts and prayers. He’s looking forward to getting better and getting back to the Grand Ole Opry. I promised him I’d sing with him his first night back!”

Known as “The Thin Man From West Plains,” Wagoner almost died from an aneurysm in 2006. After his recovery, he finished a much-heralded comeback album “Wagonmaster,” released in June to rave reviews.

“I’m just so grateful, and feel so good about the fact that God let me live through that aneurysm,” Wagoner said earlier this year. “I guess I think he had some other things that he wanted me to do.”

"Put Porter Wagoner on your prayer list because he is not feeling good whatsoever," said country singer/songwriter Marty Stuart, who produced Wagoner's latest album. "I saw him two nights ago and he just seemed to be really weak."

"Porter Wagoner is a much-loved icon at the Grand Ole Opry," Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher said. "His passion for country music and all it stands for is what sets him apart.

"We have all been so proud of Porter as he has released his latest project, produced by Marty Stuart, called Wagonmaster, and are so pleased at how well it has been received in the music industry." Wagonmaster was released in June on indie label ANTI Records.

"We are very hopeful for his return to the Opry stage soon," Fisher said.

A Grammy-winning elder statesman of the Opry, Wagoner is known for hits such as "A Satisfied Mind," "Green, Green Grass of Home" and "The Cold Hard Facts of Life."


 

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  posted on 10/23/2007 at 01:15 PM
I used to watch the Porter Wagoner show as a young kid. Porter is old school country music at it's finest. {{{{{{{{{{Prayers and vibes out to Porter.}}}}}}}}}}

 

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  posted on 10/23/2007 at 01:16 PM
I was fortunate enough to see Porter at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville a few years ago. A true legend. Loving and healing vibes to Porter.

 

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  posted on 10/23/2007 at 01:58 PM
Very sad news about Porter. When I think of Porter Wagoner I always think of his TV show, the amazing Nudie suits he used to wear, and Dolly Parton (just learned that she wrote the song 'I Will Always Love You' in tribute to him). Prayers going out for his healing and comfort.

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  posted on 10/23/2007 at 02:32 PM
And also "Pretty Miss" Norma Jean before there was Dolly. Remember her biggest song, "Let's Go All the Way" ? Another one of her's was, "I'm a Walkin' Advertisement." My daddy used to watch Poretr's show every Saturday and, naturally, I did too. Get well Porter !

 

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  posted on 10/23/2007 at 03:01 PM
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I used to watch the Porter Wagoner show as a young kid. Porter is old school country music at it's finest. {{{{{{{{{{Prayers and vibes out to Porter.}}}}}}}}}}


The old Porter Wgoner Show that we all grew up with, with musical guests, comedy by ole Speck Rhodes, and commercials for new bath towels found in boxes of Breeze, is shown every Friday night these days on the RFD-TV channel on Direct TV on satelite -channel 379, as is the old Wilburn Brothers Show.




 

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  posted on 10/23/2007 at 03:05 PM
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And also "Pretty Miss" Norma Jean before there was Dolly. Remember her biggest song, "Let's Go All the Way" ? Another one of her's was, "I'm a Walkin' Advertisement."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asy-98DGB1g

 

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  posted on 10/23/2007 at 03:24 PM
Every towel I ever used when I was a kid came from a box of Breeze.

I had heard that Porter was in the hospital but didn't hear what for

 

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  posted on 10/24/2007 at 02:44 PM
This is very unfortunate news: to live to 80 yrs. of age and then to get this kind of diagnosis. I will say a prayer..

I used to watch Porter's tv show every weekend with my grandmother. Good memories.

I saw Porter this past summer play a brief set; he looked and sounded mighty fine. Still wearing the Nudie suits..

 

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  posted on 10/24/2007 at 04:20 PM
It happens to a lot of older folks. My grandma got colon cancer at 85....and beat it! Then she got lymphoma at 92. The doctor told her the treatment would kill her quicker than the disease, so she chose to let it run it's course.

Cancer SUCKS!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 10/29/2007 at 12:24 AM
And, just that simple- Porter is dead.

 

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