Carman in Critical Condition But Now Improving After Infection Spread During Cancer Treatment , Read Personal Statement
Carman, the popular Christian singer who has been a staple of the industry for the past 30 years, has been battling myeloma cancer since last year and has been very public about his journey. His fans helped sponsor his latest album through the fund raising website Kickstarter. He exceeded his goal for the album and has been planning a concert tour for later this year.
Unfortunately, Carman's health has taken a turn for the worse in the last few days. Carman went to his Facebook page to update his fans on his critical condition concerning his health from an infection he has caught. Here is his full statement:
(Jan 26): "EMERGENCY UPDATE: I wish I had better news but for the first time though this whole journey. I'm worried - really worried. I mentioned before that if you get an infection during the neutropenic stage, with my immune system completely gone that it could be fatal. Well, I don't know how or where but I got an infection. They will be admitting me into the hospital for 24/7 care. I'll have a virus of some sort. I don't mean to be fatalistic but if for some reason I don't make it out of here, I want you all to know what great friends you've been to me and how much I've loved every minute of being on the stage ministering. This whole situation is making me cry. Thinking about never seeing you again. I hope things change but I can't even lift my head up, and the wheelchair me everywhere. Oh well, at least I got the record finished : ))"
(Jan 31) NEW UPDATE: "I guess God put me in a deep sleep like Adam and pulled out a surprise," Carman noted. "Personally ... I would have rather woke up next to Eve than a sweaty t-shirt, but the fever was more important at the time (ugh). The Doctor told me I will be released on Thursday... That was the last most difficult time I had to come through in this 8 months of treatment. I've been through 5 months of the most challenging stuff (oh lets [sic] just call it hell, it's been 5 months of hell) but in 3 weeks from now I'll be back in the gym lifting weights and running the treadmill - because the cancer will be gone."
Thankfully it looks like Carman is on the mend after a rough week last week. Continue to keep him in your prayers.