B.J. Thomas reveals cancer diagnosis and more Oklahoma music notes

B.J. Thomas

Oklahoma native B.J. Thomas reveals cancer diagnosis

Five-time Grammy award winner and Hugo native B.J. Thomas revealed this week that his doctors have diagnosed him with Stage 4 lung cancer.

Thomas is receiving treatment in a local health care facility in Texas, and is hopeful for a complete recovery, according to a news release. 

“I just wanted to take this unique opportunity to share my gratitude to Gloria, my wonderful wife and my rock for over 53 years, my family, friends, and fans. I’m so blessed to have had the opportunity to record and perform beautiful songs in pop, country, and gospel music, and to share those wonderful songs and memories around the world with millions of you. I ask all of you for your prayers during this time and that my music can live on with you,” Thomas said in a statement. 


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