Country legend Little Jimmy Dickens has revealed that he will undergo radiation treatment on his vocal chords. The 92-year-old Grand Ole Opry star will miss shows for at least several weeks, according to an Opry press release.

Dickens has been a fixture on the Opry since he became a member in 1948. He has missed a number of shows this year. He is scheduled to undergo radiation treatments for three weeks for a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal chords. So far there is no word as to when he might be able to return to performing.

"I can't begin to express my sincere gratitude for the thoughts and prayers that are being sent my way," the singer says (quote via Taste of Country). "My family and I appreciate the support, and I can't wait to return home to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in one of my favorite rhinestone suits someday soon."

Fans wishing to express their well wishes to Dickens can send cards and letters to the address below.

Jimmy Dickens
c/o Grand Ole Opry House
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214