“I Don’t Call Him Daddy” Singer Doug Supernaw Under Hospice Care
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Doug Supernaw, the voice behind the #1 country hit “I Don’t Call Him Daddy,” is in need of prayers right now.
Supernaw signed with BNA records in 1993 after developing a strong reputation as a musician in Texas. He went on to release four studio albums and two compilation albums, and saw 11 of his singles land on the Hot Country Songs chart.
The most famous of those singles was “I Don’t Call Him Daddy.” Kenny Rogers was actually the first artist to record the tune in 1987, while Supernaw’s version followed six years later.
It went on to become his only #1 hit.
Supernaw took a break from music in 1999. He made a grand return in 2016, and began performing at local venues in Texas. He also re-recorded some of his songs for a Greatest Hits record, which he released in 2017.
Two years later, in February 2019, Supernaw’s team shared some troublesome news with his fans. He had been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer:
“…his medical team confirmed several masses in his lungs, lymph nodes, bones, and bladder,” Supernaw’s team wrote in a statement on Facebook. “The official diagnoses as of now is advanced, stage four, lung and bladder cancer.”
Now, over a year after receiving his diagnosis, Supernaw’s condition has worsened. According to an update on his Facebook page, he is now under hospice care:
“I have been hoping to not have to pass this information on to you, but, Doug’s cancer has spread to the brain and spine, and he is now under hospice care,” the statement read.
“…please keep Doug in your thoughts and prayers, as you all have been,” read the end of the statement.
We’ll certainly be keeping Doug and his loved ones in our prayers during this trying time. Our hearts go out to them.