Joey Feek, half of the award-winning country music duo Joey + Rory, is now in hospice care in Indiana after her cancer continued to spread, Rory Feek said on his blog
Rory said last month that Joey had ended treatment for cervical cancer after it proved unsuccessful in stopping the disease progress.
The couple revealed last year that, shortly after the birth of their daughter, Joey underwent surgery for the cervical cancer, said country music website The Boot
. Their daughter Indiana was diagnosed with Down Syndrome in March 2014.
In his latest update, Rory said Joey became ill on Friday and was transported to a hospital in Muncie, Indiana.
"We prayed. We all prayed. God answered," Rory wrote. "... A few hours later, the doctors told us that the pain was from the cancer tumors continuing to grow and become inflamed and we need to concentrate now on helping her be comfortable. Not the answer we hoped for… but the answer He has given us."
Rory said his wife has spent time with their daughter in the hospital, who provided some joy for the ailing singer.
"Both of their eyes light up the moment they see each other," Rory wrote. "It's been beautiful. Yesterday I sat her down in front of her mama and they smiled and played and loved each other the way that only mamas and their little ones can."
"Afterwards, when Indy got sleepy, Joey held her and sang 'In The Garden' and other hymns as she softly stroked her silky-blonde hair. Perfect love filled that hospital room as we all held our breath and wiped our eyes."
In 2010, Joey + Rory won an Academy of Country Music Award for top new duo. They starred in the show "Can You Duet" in 2008 and signed a record deal with Sugar Hill Records, according to CMT
Their debut album, "The Life of a Song," earned them three Academy of Country Music Award nominations.
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