Rory Feek Has ‘No Desire’ to Sing Without Joey Feek
The future of Joey + Rory‘s music career is no longer in question: Rory Feek will not sing or perform without his wife, Joey Feek.
As fans know, Joey Feek is in home hospice care due to her terminal cancer and recently, according to her husband, “has been having serious talks with Jesus,” telling him “that if He’s ready to take her … she’s ready to come home.” The husband-and-wife duo are set to release a new album, Hymns That Are Important to Us, in February, and Rory Feek says that the project will be not only the last for him and his wife, but his last as an artist as well.
“This is the last record that Joey and I will ever get to make and the last songs we’ll ever get to sing together,” Feek tells Entertainment Tonight. “I have no desire to go on singing or performing without her.”
Proceeds from Hymns That Are Important to Us will benefit the Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation, in honor of the Feeks’ daughter Indiana‘s best friend Scout, who has Loeys-Dietz syndrome. The charity was selected by Joey Feek.
In late October, Rory Feek informed fans, via his blog, that his wife’s first round of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for Stage IV cervical cancer did not help; rather, two quarter-sized tumors had appeared in the same area that the doctors had been treating, and several more tumors had appeared in her abdomen. In light of that sad news, the Feeks stopped all medical treatments, returned to their Tennessee farm and canceled all of their Farmhouse Concerts that were scheduled for November and December. They have been spending time in Joey Feek’s hometown,visiting with family, friends and other loved ones, and in early November, Rory Feek revealed that his wife had entered home hospice care.
“Her pain and discomfort has continued to increase daily and so has the morphine to help her be comfortable,” Feek wrote in early January. “The dosage she’s needed to keep the pain away has quadrupled in the last four days. I’d like to tell you that she’s doing great and is going to beat this thing. But I can’t.”
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