Little Jimmy Dickens to be treated for precancerous condition - WSMV Channel 4

Little Jimmy Dickens to be treated for precancerous condition

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A beloved member of the Grand Ole Opry will undergo short-term radiation treatment for a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal chords.

Little Jimmy Dickens, 92, will undergo the treatment starting next week, which will last about three weeks.

Dickens has been absent from the Opry stage for most of 2013.

The singer said in a statement that he and his family appreciate everyone's support and prayers.

Doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

The Opry is inviting Dickens' friends and fans to send cards and letters wishing him well. Correspondence should be mailed to the address below:

Jimmy Dickens
c/o Grand Ole Opry House
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

You can also leave a message for Dickens on the Opry's Facebook page or on Twitter using #WeLoveTater.

Dickens became a Grand Ole Opry member in 1948 and elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983.

Some of his classics include Take An Old Cold Tater (And Wait), Country Boy, Out Behind The Barn, and May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose.

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