Steve Gulley has a lot of friends in the bluegrass world. The talented singer, songwriter, bandleader, and recording engineer/producer has had great success in our music from the time he started singing at the Renfro Valley park as a young man in Kentucky, through memorable stints with Doyle Lawson, Mountain Heart, Grasstowne, and now his own band, New Pinnacle.
This past few months, Steve has been plenty worried about his health after starting to suffer unexplained abdominal pain. But this afternoon, he shared some wonderful news with all his fans and friends.
“Today is a great day here at the Gulley house. As you may know, I’ve had some health issues that I’ve been dealing with over the past few weeks. I’ve kept it private with the exception of asking for your prayers. After seeing my doctor, I knew that the immense pain I was experiencing was due to gall stones and my gall bladder was going to have to come out. That in itself is not usually a big deal.
However, during the testing process, The doctors found two tumors on my liver, which was itself enlarged. They ordered a CT scan for a better view of the liver and surrounding area.
Well today, after several trying days of not knowing exactly what the final diagnosis would be, we got great news. The tumors are benign and the doctors are not concerned of any threat from them. Thanks so much to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for keeping me safe in his hands and to everyone who has called, texted, emailed or messaged me with a word of encouragement or concern.
Above all, thanks for caring enough about me to pray on my behalf. I stand in need of prayer always but I could feel it’s strength over the last few days more than ever. My gall bladder surgery is scheduled for the 25th and hopefully, I’ll feel better than ever after that.
So thankful, blessed and happy. Thank you all so much!”
Wonderful news from one of our most prolific and enthusiastic bluegrass artists.