Joey + Rory Cancel Remaining 2015 Farmhouse Concert Dates
The Feeks had Farmhouse Concerts -- intimate shows at the concert hall on their Columbia, Tenn., farm -- scheduled for Nov. 6 and 7 and Dec. 5, 12 and 19. However, all five concerts have been canceled in light of the latest news about Joey Feek's health.
"It is with great regret that we must cancel our November and December Joey + Rory Farmhouse Concert dates effective immediately due to Joey's health," a statement posted on the husband-and-wife duo's website reads. "... Thank you for your understanding and prayers."
Those with tickets to the Farmhouse Concerts will be reimbursed. Ticketholders with questions should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday (Oct. 23), Rory Feek informed fans, via his blog that his wife's first round of chemotherapy and radiation treatments did not help; rather, two quarter-sized tumors have already appeared in the same area that the doctors had been treating, and several more tumors have appeared in her abdomen. In light of that sad news, the Feeks have stopped all medical treatments and returned to their Tennessee farm.
“We came home,” Rory Feek writes. “Not to die. But to live. To put our hands in each other’s 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.
“To say my wife is broken-hearted is an understatement,” Feek acknowledges. “And to tell you that we’re not scared would be a lie. This is the kind of thing that happens to somebody else, not us. But then I have to remember … we are somebody else to somebody else.
“One of the mantras that I always try to live by is to have incredibly ‘high hopes, but low expectations,'” Feek says. “So, even though we know we’ve reached the end of what medicine can do — and while we prepare for what God has put in front of us … Joey and I will continue to pray for a miracle.
“We ask for your prayers, too. For a miracle,” Feek concludes. “And even more so, for peace with His decision. That is enough.”
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