Merle Haggard Recovering from Lung Surgery
The singer-songwriter, 71, whose lung cancer was only recently diagnosed, said in a statement, "I'm feeling good ... better and better each day. If not for the love and wisdom of my wife [Theresa], I might not be around today."
Haggard's surgery took place at a hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. Tests there revealed that all the affected tissue was removed, according to the musician's spokeswoman.
– Stephen M. Silverman
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