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In an Instagram post on Tuesday, July 13, singer Ashley Monroe revealed she was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer called Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia. She revealed that a few months ago, she was getting routine blood work done when her doctors found out she was anemic.
The Pistol Annies singer did all the necessary things to treat anemia, but her red blood cells wouldn’t get to the normal numbers. After a bone marrow biopsy, they found the cancer.
“It’s causing my body to be pretty severely anemic, and I feel it,” she wrote. “So, I start chemo tomorrow.”
Monroe wrote that she is very thankful that her illness is “liveable” and treatable. She thanked her friends and family for being there for her, sending her flowers, giving her advice, and much more. The Pistol Annies singer said she is “Thankful for my angel son. Who I am fighting for the most.”
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She finished the post by writing, “I could use the prayers.. and I DO believe in the power of prayer guys. I also believe in the power of love healing us all on an even deeper level. I love you all big. Here I go…”
In the post, which included eight photos, she revealed that she was with her “sisters” the day she found out about her diagnosis, alluding to her Pistol Annies bandmates Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley.
Just one day later, on Friday, July 18, the “Lonely Tonight” singer posted a cover of the Bryan Adams song “Everything I Do” with singer/songwriter Brittney Spencer and explained the significance of the song.
“I used to sing this song to [son] Dalton every night when he was a baby. I know this song hits Brittney deep too. It hits me even deeper now with what I posted yesterday. I hope you all feel this one as much as I do,” Monroe wrote.
Monroe and Spencer teamed up with musician Tyler Cain and recorded an emotional rendition of Adams’ 1991 hit song.
Like her caption said, the song’s lyrics hits up pretty deep after her cancer diagnosis.
“Don’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for
You can’t tell me it’s not worth dyin’ for
You know it’s true
Everything I do
I do it for you,” they beautifully sing.
Watch their beautiful collaboration below.