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Joey and Rory: Cancer Wins, So It's Time 'Not to Die. But to Live'

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Joey Martin Feek and her daughter. (Twitter)

By    |   Monday, 26 Oct 2015 12:21 PM

Country music star Joey Martin Feek of Joey + Rory has stopped cancer treatment for stage four cervical cancer, said her husband and singing partner Rory Feek.

Joey Martin Feek underwent a radical hysterectomy in 2014 after being diagnosed with the cancer and had been undergoing medical treatment for the disease since, said CMT.com. Rory Feek said the treatment failed to prevent the cancer from spreading.

"Sometimes there just aren't enough surgeries – or doctors – or chemotherapies – or prayers," Rory Feek wrote on his blog. "And you have to wipe the tears from your cheeks and say the words that you were hoping to never have to say… Enough."

"… (The doctor) said that the cancer was aggressively spreading in spite of all they've been doing. So we did what you do when the medicine isn't working, and the doctors are at a loss…and when the 'statistics' say you can do more chemo, but it will only buy you a little time. We came home. Not to die. But to live," wrote Feek in the heartbreaking post.

The Feeks were married in 2002, said Hollywood Life.com, and had a daughter named Indiana in February 2014. Their band formed in 2008 as third-place contestants on CMT's "Can You Duet." 

CMT.com said Joey + Rory's "Life of a Song" album entered the country music Top 40 charts and won an Academy of Country Music Award in 2010 and was nominated for two others. The duo followed up with "Album Two" in 2010, "A Farmhouse Christmas" in 2011 and "His and Hers" in 2012.

"To say my wife is broken-hearted is an understatement," said Rory Feek. "And to tell you that we're not scared would be a lie. This is the kind of thing that happens to somebody else, not us. But then I have to remember… we are somebody else to somebody else."

"… I can't process any of it. I can't. All I can do right now is think of her and want to make sure she's taken care of and knows how much she's loved be me, and by so many others." 


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