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Merle Haggard Recovering from Lung Surgery

11/10/2008 at 09:05 AM EST

Merle Haggard Recovering from Lung Surgery
Merle Haggard
Rich Pedroncelli/AP
"Okie From Muskogee" country singer Merle Haggard is recovering at home after an operation last Monday to remove part of his lung, his rep tells Reuters.

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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