Country Legend Mark Chesnutt Recovering After Surgery
Mark Chesnutt, legendary country and honky-tonk singer, underwent back surgery Thursday (July 22) after being forced to cancel numerous shows through September.
Reps for Chesnutt announced earlier this month that the singer had been suffering severe back pain that would require “immediate surgery” and “a nine to ten week recovery period.”
“I’ve been suffering with this for a very long time, and postponed as long as I could,” said Chesnutt. “When the doctor says: ‘you have no choice,’ you have no choice! I hate to get off the road, just as the venues opened back up. I was really looking forward to this year! I appreciate the support and understanding from my fans, and I‘ll see you all real soon.”
Mark’s team updated his fans following Thursday’s surgery, saying:
“Mark is out of surgery and doing well. His Doctor said that everything went as planned and he should have a complete recovery.”
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Mark Chesnutt was one of the biggest names in country music in the 1990s. He recorded a total of eight albums during the decade and charted eight number one songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart: “Brother Jukebox,” “I’ll Think of Something,” “It Sure Is Monday,” “Almost Goodbye,” “I Just Wanted You To Know,” “Gonna Get a Life,” “It’s a Little Too Late,” and a cover of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.” Chesnutt’s first three albums for MCA Records (Too Cold at Home, Longnecks & Short Stories and Almost Goodbye) as well as his 1996 Greatest Hits album are all certified platinum.
We wish Mark Chesnutt a full and speedy recovery.