B.J. Thomas Diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer

The "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" vocalist is receiving treatment in Texas

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Mar 24, 2021

Grammy-winning vocalist B.J. Thomas — known for his recordings of Mark James' "Hooked on a Feeling" and the Burt Bacharach and Hal David-penned "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" — has been diagnosed with stage 4 four lung cancer.

Thomas shared the news through his website, adding that he is receiving treatment in a local health care facility in Texas and is "hopeful for a complete recovery." 

"I just wanted to take this unique opportunity to share my gratitude to Gloria, my wonderful wife and my rock for over 53 years, my family, friends, and fans," Thomas wrote in a statement.

"I'm so blessed to have had the opportunity to record and perform beautiful songs in pop, country, and gospel music, and to share those wonderful songs and memories around the world with millions of you. I ask all of you for your prayers during this time and that my music can live on with you."

A five-time Grammy award winner, Thomas has sold over 70 million albums worldwide over his 50-year career. His 1976 gospel release, Home Where I Belong, stands as the first Christian album to achieve platinum certification.

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