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Owen treated for prostate cancer

Thursday, June 17, 2010 – Randy Owen, lead singer and principal songwriter for Alabama, has been treated for prostate cancer, he said last week.

During a recent checkup, Dr. Woody Fritz in Birmingham, Ala., noticed an elevated level of a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) in a routine blood test. Owen began treatments in early May, which has been deemed a complete success.

"After my routine six-month physical...and I feel very good and positive about my future," said Owen. I look forward to seeing the fans and doing what I do."

Dr. Fritz said, "We are happy with the successful outcome of the treatment. Randy is doing great and is just about fully recovered."

Owen will be tending to his cattle business in Ft. Payne, Ala. through the summer and is planning on resuming touring in mid-September.

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