Morgan Wade To Undergo Double Mastectomy: ‘I’ll Be Fine’
“My mom had it, and my little cousin is going to get it, but I’ll be fine,” the singer shared.
Morgan Wade; Photo Courtesy of Matthew Berinato
Morgan Wade will undergo a double mastectomy in the fall.
During a recent interview with Page Six at London’s Highways Festival, the fast-rising country star revealed that she recently tested positive for the BRCA gene (BReast CAncer gene 1), which indicates a much higher risk of developing breast cancer.
“I had the BRCA gene, it’s a breast cancer gene so I’m having a double mastectomy in November,” Wade explained, detailing the preventative measure she’s taking to avoid the possibility of a breast cancer diagnosis in the future.
The 28-year-old singer went on to share that she will be hitting the road “really hard” until her surgery.
“Then November and December, I have off to rest,” Wade added. “I’m feeling fine; I’m just pissed I won’t be able to work out because I really like working out. That’s my only qualm about it.”
Wade then opened up about several members of her family getting a mastectomy.
“My mom had it, and my little cousin is going to get it, but I’ll be fine,” the “Wilder Days” singer continued before sharing that she received the test results in 2022 while in Europe.
The news comes after Morgan Wade announced her highly-anticipated second studio album, Psychopath, which arrives on August 25 via Sony Music Nashville.
“Regardless of what people say about Psychopath, I’m proud because I feel like it showcases where I’m at with my sophomore album,” Wade shared of the project. “I have no choice but to be authentic. And I have to feel what I feel. And right now, I’m really feeling the music.”
The project features 13 songs, including the recently released, self-penned title track, which is a one-take meditation on “being so engrossed in someone, it’s like “What the hell was I doing before I met you? I don’t even fucking know!” Don’t let the title fool you: “When you look at the title, you don’t assume that’s a love song. But it is.”
She took to social media to ready fans for the new project and detail how Psychopath will differ from her debut project, Reckless.
“When I went in to make Reckless, I didn’t have any expectations. @sadlervaden and I sat down with the songs that we had written and gave each song its own sound and its own life… with no pressure,” Wade added. “I didn’t know that Reckless was going to change everything for me. That record catapulted me into my career. It made fans and friends out of all of you reading this and coming to my shows literally all over the world, now. When I started working on Psychopath I was nervous (still am) about following such a ‘critically-acclaimed’ album. But as I sit here and listen to this art that Sadler and I created (again), I am proud. This record shows where I have been since Reckless, and where I’m at now. I hope you guys can feel my authenticity and that you can get something out of this project.”
Psychopath is available for pre-save/preorder now HERE.
Additionally, Morgan Wade appeared on Diplo’s new album, Thomas Wesley: Chapter 2 – Swamp Savant.
Serving as the sequel to 2020’s Snake Oil, his latest project features a slew of star-studded collaborations with Paul Cauthen, Parker McCollum, Lily Rose, Morgan Wade, Sierra Ferrell and more.
Wade will join the Turnpike Troubadours and Eric Church for select dates throughout summer and fall, and is set for appearances at several major festivals this year, including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Railbird, Austin City Limits.
Later this year, she will also head back to Europe for a fall headline run.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.