As Ashley Monroe Starts Chemo, Country Music Rallies

The country music community is rallying behind Ashley Monroe, who is battling a rare blood cancer.

Monroe, a member of country act Pistol Annies with Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley, has been diagnosed with Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia, and shared the difficult news on social media.

Chemotherapy awaits, and Monroe will fight hard. ”I’m thankful I have an illness that is VERY live with-able,” she wrote. “I’m thankful there is a treatment that actually works to fight what is causing harm to my body. Thankful for friends and family who have gathered around me praying and sending flowers and letting me lean on them during this super weird chapter of my life. Thankful for my angel son. Who I am fighting for the most.”

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Country music stars are thankful for Monroe’s honesty and they’re throwing their collective strength into her battle, by sharing words of support on social media.

In 2018, Pistol Annies released the critically acclaimed Interstate Gospel, which received a Grammy nomination for best country album. Her most recent solo album was this April’s Rosegold. Check out the messages from well-wishers below.

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