On Tuesday, the 23rd of April, several artists including Vince Gill, the Oak Ridge Boys, Travis Tritt, Trace Adkins, Cochran and so much more took the stage for the “We All Come Together Benefit” for John Berry and Music Health Alliance.
Country Artists Look Out After Each Other
Several country artists have been showing support over his diagnosis. Adkins stressed that the reason why they feel a need to look out for each other because the country industry is such a close-knit community.
John Bonsall of The Oak Ridge Boys said that many people are sharing their sentiments and praying for the crooner. The boys have been tweeting their support for him since they found out about his diagnosis.
John Berry’s Cancer Diagnosis
Back in January, Grammy nominated singer John Berry announces that he is battling throat cancer.
The hitmaker and Country crooner had noticed odd symptoms that popped up mysteriously during his 2018 Christmas tour. Berry still managed to get through 21 solid performances without compromising his most important instrument – his voice. But, he described that there was an irritating sensation wedged in his windpipe. It was “like having a part of a peanut stuck in your throat.” He says that the feeling never went away despite the treatment that he had gone through.
In early January, an ordered CAT scan led to the discovery of a tumor in one of his tonsils. When the tonsils were operated on, doctors found that the tumor was larger than they initially thought. What was worse, the tumor had already spread and was malignant.
He put his career on hold to begin the treatment for his throat cancer. There were some difficult months for Berry and wife Robin. But it’s good to report that he is finally on the road to recovery.
Throughout his treatment, there was an outpouring of support from fans and members of the Nashville music community, all wanting to do something to help.