Ashley Monroe, country singer best known for being one third of trio Pistol Annies, recently disclosed her diagnosis of a rare form of blood cancer. In an extensive post on her Instagram page, Monroe explained her recent diagnosis and her announcement of starting chemotherapy on July 13th.
“So, I start chemo tomorrow. Seems like such a negative thing to say. Until I flip that doom feeling on its head and think, wow, I’m thankful I have an illness that is very live with-able.”
Ashley Monroe shared a photo of flowers she received from music producer Gena Johnson. Monroe also shared photos of her family and children in the post.
Ashley Monroe is best associated with Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley as the country trio Pistol Annies. The Pistol Annies formed in 2011 and lasted until 2013. After a hiatus, they reformed in 2017 and continue to be active to this day. Ashley Monroe was also previously associated with Blake Shelton and Jack White’s Third Man House Band.
Ashley Monroe released her fifth solo album Rosegold, in early April.
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Fans show support for Ashley Monroe
Ashley Monroe also shared an emotional post to Twitter as well and was met with an outpouring of support and well-wishes from fans.
Netizens commented under Ashley Monroe’s Twitter post. One user commented, “A phrase I try to live by…Gratitude > attitude.” Another user stated, “forever in our thoughts/ forever in our prayers/ what ever we can do to help/ because, we your fans always care.”
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Ashley Monroe’s chemotherapy announcement received over eight thousand likes on Instagram at the time of the article. The post has also received over a thousand replies, with many of them sending thoughts and prayers to the country singer. Most notably, Gordan Beckham, infielder for the Syracuse Mets, commented:
“We got your back Ash, you’re going to win…prayers up, he’s got you…trust that!”
Country singer, Lainey WIlson, also commented:
“What an inspiration.”
Ashley Monroe has made no further comment on her diagnosis or the support she has received.
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