Jo Dee Messina has cancer

Jo Dee Messina announced yesterday on her website that she has cancer.  

We’re not sure what type, but her team says she’s currently working with doctors and specialists to explore all treatment options. She will start treatment later this year.

“It has been a trying summer, but her heart has been filled with gratitude for the many opportunities she has had to see God’s hand at work,” yesterday’s post said.

“We will continue to keep fans updated on Jo Dee’s journey and appreciate the outpouring of love, prayers, and support she has already received.”

Jo Dee will play four concerts scheduled between now and Oct. 7th. She has postponed shows scheduled after that.

She did co-write and record a new song after learning about her diagnosis.  It’s called “Here”.