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Terminally Ill Country Star Spends Final Days With Her Daughter And Husband

By Karly Carpena
November 18, 2015

American country duo and married couple, Joey + Rory, have conquered the music world releasing six studio albums over the course of their lives. However, their life took a sudden turn recently when Joey entered emergency hospice care after her cancer returned.


Joey’s long battle against cervical cancer started back in 2014. The couple first tried surgery, chemotherapy, and then radiation to try and fight the cancer. However, the cancer was too strong, and it continued to spread.

In a heartbreaking announcement, the couple stated that Joey would stop treatment and focus on enjoying her final days with her family.


In a blog post, Rory wrote about the difficulties his family has had to deal with as well as the devastating decision to suspend Joey’s treatment:

At 4 am on Friday morning we rushed Joey to the hospital in Muncie. Her pain had become too much to bare. A few hours later the doctors told us that the pain was from the cancer tumors continuing to grow and become inflamed and we need to concentrate now on helping her be comfortable. Not the answer we hoped for… but the answer He has given us.

What a heartbreaking story…Our thoughts go out to her family and friends during their difficult time!