The information that Charlie Louvin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer was in the comments section on an earlier post. The following is what was posted on his website yesterday.
"He is discovering a new foe. He recently went in to see the doctor with what seemed to be a minor complaint and came back with a diagnosis of stage 2 pancreatic cancer. Suddenly, the success of his soon-to-be-released, new CD is not nearly as important as Charlie's victory over one of the most virulent forms of cancer. He has been through a lot in his 83 years, but this hurdle is one he was not counting on. Charlie's family and friends are encouraged that he will be in good hands, but they definitely covet your prayers."
The surgery is scheduled for July 22 at Vanderbilt Hospital, and he will under go what is called a "whipple procedure."The web site further states that he will be unable to perform for several weeks after his surgery, but he tentatively hopes to be back on stage by Aug. 21.
He is on the Opry schedule for Saturday night July 24, but obviously he will not be making that appearance. Perhaps they will move him up and have him perform prior to his surgery.
Our prayers are with him.