Ashley Monroe Shares ‘Good News Alert,’ Updates Fans On Her Cancer Battle
“Thank you for your prayers, I truly felt them,” Monroe shared.
Ashley Monroe; Photo Courtesy CMA
Singer/songwriter Ashley Monroe took to social media on Thursday (March 3) to give fans an update on her battle with cancer and she had nothing but amazing news to share.
Monroe posted a “good news alert” stating the recent PET scans and lab-testing to see if her sixth, and final, round of chemotherapy worked – and it did!
Ashley shared across her social media accounts, “My blood work looked amazing and normal and so did my scans! They say this kind is incurable, but I’m just gonna believe it IS curable, and it’s gone forever. That was truly one of the most difficult seasons of my life. I didn’t know it was possible to feel so sick and defeated. BUT, I believe it was meant to be and I know it has made me a better person. Thank you for your prayers, I truly felt them. I love you all. Ready to make and share more music! To say I have a lot to say, is an understatement.”
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“Love you so much,” Lambert wrote, while Morris shared, “Hallelujah! 🙌🏼”
In July of 2021, the wife and mother revealed her cancer diagnosis when she announced that she was one day away from undergoing her first round of chemotherapy.
“A few months ago my dr. was doing some routine lab work and found that I was anemic. I was like, FINE, I’ll just double up on cheeseburger patties, take some extra vitamins and call it a day,” Monroe wrote at the time. “Well my red blood count just kept falling, and they found out my iron /b12/ folic acid numbers were actually fine. Short story long, they did a bone marrow biopsy, (ouch) , and VOILA… a rare kind of blood c word called ‘waldenstrom macroglobulinemia.’”
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In December, the Pistol Annies member shared her gratitude with everyone who had been thinking and praying for her as she celebrated her final chemo treatment.
“Ring a ling a ling a ding dong ding…My last chemo is done,” she wrote. “Merry Christmas everyone. Thank you for praying for me. I felt them more than you know. I’ve never been more thankful. Ready to Come back like never before in 2022!”
Ashley Monroe is a beloved member of the country music community. She released her debut album, Satisfied, in 2009. In 2011, she joined Pistol Annies with Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley and went on to release three albums with the trio. She continued to make waves as a solo artist with the release of Like a Rose via Warner Bros. Nashville in 2013. The project was produced by Vince Gill. Since then, she’s released The Blade, Live at Third Man Records and Sparrow. Her latest album, Rose Gold, was released in April. Monroe is also known for being featured on Blake Shelton’s chart-topping hit, “Lonely Tonight.”