Rory Feek gives heartbreaking update on Joey’s cancer battle

Joey and rory

Wow. There really are no words.

Rory Feek gave fans an update on his This Life I Live blog this morning regarding Joey’s cancer battle and it definitely wasn’t the sort of update anyone wanted to hear. Joey’s cancer is now spreading and, although the doctors say they can buy her a little time with more treatment, there’s not much more for them to do.

“I’m sorry to have to tell you this…” That’s how the conversation began.

Then the doctor explained that the scans revealed that two quarter-sized tumors have already grown back in the same area that they had been blasting daily with chemo and radiation. And that many more smaller tumors were visible all throughout the abdominal region. She said that the cancer was aggressively spreading in spite of all they’ve been doing.

After receiving the news, Rory says they decided to stop treatment and return home – “Not to die. But to live.”

To put our hands in each others and sit out on the back porch and watch the sun set as our sweet little baby girl plays on a blanket in front of us. To bask in the glory of the beautiful life He’s blessed us with, and try not to question why we can’t have more of it together. And why He is allowing this to happen.

The doctors gave us an estimate of how much time they believe that Joey has, and we both looked at the calendar that hangs by our kitchen door, then I took the calendar off the wall and threw in the trash can.

So we don’t have forever. We’ve got right now.

And that’s enough.

In the end, I suppose that is more than enough.

My thoughts and prayers are with Joey, Rory, their beautiful daughter Indy, and the millions of friends, family, and fans who love this amazing and inspirational couple.

You can read Rory’s entire blog post here.



This Post Has 10 Comments


    That is heartbreaking. 🙁


      someone tell them to fly to Philippines and buy the guyabano plant, eat it or take it in power or capsule form….or have it flown to USA

      there are many places selling it….kills twelve kinds of cancers, even breast cancers

      Carol Shearin

      Joey and Rory have stolen the hearts of America, I pray God’s love and peace on them at this devastating time in their lives.

      Love in Christ,


    OMG, I saw that headline and did not want to read the story, but I did. So, so very sad. Just not fair.


    hey, we’re from Minnesota and we love country music and visiting Tennessee we saw Joey and Rory at the Oprey in 2014 and and became big fans. We watch their show every week on RFDTV . We’re hoping and praying for a miracle.

    cindy millea

    am sorry for the news of the cancer I want to send my love and prayers to you and family.I think you going home to enjoy life and your family is the right and best are amazing lady and lucky to have been blessed in life with a wonderful husband and little girl.I so enjoyed you Tv show and bought few of your CD’s and have enjoyed those also.thank you for your love and up lifting thoughts and view you shared with your fans watching you on TV you blessed me in so many ways and I thank you for that.sending so much love and blessings to you and your family and may God bless you more and more.

    Beth Wilson

    My Prayers go with you. I have heard that cancer cannot live in an alkaline body. .Maybe this could work for you. May God Bless you.

    Betty campbell

    Please juice organic vegetables kale,carrot,celery,lemon,ginger root, parsley cucumber, beets, try to rebuild your immune system after taking chemo


    It’s such a heart break knowing she doesn’t want to continue treatment. I know it had to b such a hard decision to make since she has such a young baby that she and the baby will be missing out on, but Joey is such an inspiration also. She has stage 4 cancer, but she isn’t giving up. She keep threading on, and doing what she loves doing. I understand someone can only fight so long. I just hope the family makes sure Indy will never forget her mama! I am praying for yalls family. God provides miracles everyday! I have him had provide miracles for me I will pray for a miracle for yall!

    Angel O'Herron

    I’m so sorry that this horrible disease has struck your family. I laid to rest my dad from cancer 11/2 years ago. Choosing to live your life instead of cemo is a awesome way to go,my dad only made it to 2 cemo appointments it killed him. I begged him to live his life not to do the cemo I’m sure he would had a longer and better journey. Cheers to your strength! Doctors can’t tell you when God wants you to come home to him. May you have nothing but happiness. Yours truly

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