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Singer-Songwriter John Prine Says He Has Operable Lung Cancer

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Musician John Prine poses with his award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in the press room at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 8, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Musician John Prine poses with his award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in the press room at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 8, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS/AP) — Singer-songwriter John Prine says he’s been diagnosed with an operable form of lung cancer.

A note on the 67-year-old Prine’s website says he will undergo surgery next month, forcing the postponement of two dates in Louisville, Ky. Prine says in the note that doctors found the cancer early and “see no reason why I won’t fully recover.” The cancer is not related to the squamous cell cancer on his neck for which he was treated in the mid-1990s. Prine’s management confirmed the details of the post.

The “Angel from Montgomery” singer postponed dates in Wisconsin earlier this month due to illness. Those concerts and two scheduled for next month in Louisville will be pushed to 2014. Prine will still play Dec. 6-7 dates in North Carolina.

Prine, a Chicago area native, got his start in the early-1970s at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music.

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