Updated: Ray Price in failing health at Texas hospital
Update, Dec. 12: Ray Price has left the hospital for his Mount Pleasant, Texas, home, where he is receiving hospice care for end-stage pancreatic cancer, the Associated Press reports today. In a statement issued by East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Price's wife of 45 years, Janie, said, the country music legend decided to "return home to spend his final days on his beloved ranch surrounded by the comfort of his home, family and friends."
A hospital spokesperson also said the cancer has recently spread to his liver, intestines and now his lungs.
Texas TV station KTLV reports that Price left this final message: "I love my fans and have devoted my life to reaching out to them. I appreciate their support all these years and I hope I haven't let them down. I am at peace. I love Jesus. I'm going to be just fine. Don't worry about me. I'll see you again one day."
Original story: Country star Ray Price is hospitalized with what is believed to be end-stage pancreatic cancer. Examiner.com and other sources are reporting that Price's son, Clifton, posted the following message on his father's Facebook page Saturday: