Montgomery undergoes successful cancer surgery
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
– Eddie Montgomery had successful surgery for prostate cancer last week and is resting at home, according to the Montgomery Gentry web site.
"The doctors report that no further treatment should be needed, and he plans to enjoy some down time at home with his family," the site said.
After a break to enjoy the holidays, the duo will head out on a USO Tour in early 2011.
"I'm ready to get on the road and raise some hell next year!!" Montgomery said.
This has been a difficult year for the duo. They are no longe rwith their only label, Sony, and Montgomery's wife filed for divorce recently.
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