In a just-released interview with People, Miranda Lambert revealed that her mother, Beverly, was diagnosed with breast cancer last fall and that she is now cancer-free.
The country superstar shared the news in the latest issue of the publication, where she detailed her mom’s battle with the disease and explained how the health crisis brought them closer together.
“She’s been through a whole lot, but she’s doing really well, and she’s ready to roll,” Lambert said. “I was able to be with her through the hardest parts. She’s unstoppable. She’s just been so strong and positive through the whole thing. It’s a good lesson for people to take away from a journey like that: Even though it’s a really scary place to be, the more positive, the better.”
Lambert, her father, Rick, and brother, Luke, spent time in Texas to help Beverly through her cancer journey.
“There were big milestones and pools of tears on some days, yet we stayed hand in hand and did the entire walk together as a family,” Beverly told People. “One thing that was really important to us, and to me especially, was keeping the friend and family base in the loop regarding updates … I later heard from friends that they always felt included and like they were going through this with us. So, not only did the battle bring our family closer together but the constant contact, reporting and praying together brought the larger family together, too. The entire journey, I felt like there was an army behind me praying for me and cheering me on. It worked! I’m cancer-free today!”
Beverly said that Lambert was by her side through a lot of her chemo treatments and that she “held things” together for the family.
“When she wasn’t here in Texas, we talked by phone or FaceTime so she could see how I was. On my head shaving day, she FaceTimed with me and my hairdresser so she could be with me,” she revealed. We had some unexpected bonding moments over her rubbing my bald head with essential oils. Those were the rawest and most tearful moments.”
Seeing her mom battle cancer and beat it gave the “If I Was A Cowboy” singer a new outlook on life.
“All I want to do is dream, live in the moment and spend time doing things I love with my friends and family,” she said, adding, “because this thing with my mom has taught me we don’t have them forever.”
Fans can pick up the new issue of People for more with Miranda Lambert beginning Friday (July 1).