Berry will have his first chemotherapy treatment this week, Billboard reported.
He shared how he detected his cancer in a YouTube video named, “Grammy Winning Artist, John Berry, Upbeat Outlook on Health Setback, ” also uploaded on Facebook.
“We started off this year with a hiccup, and we want to tell you a little bit about that, ” Berry said in the video. “I had a little catch in my throat. It felt like, it felt exactly like, the scalp of a Spanish peanut was stuck in my throat.”
A CT scan exposed two tumors in his tonsils. A biopsy revealed he has tonsil cancer, the magazine reported.
“I am 10 days post operation today and seem so much more, ” Berry said on Monday in a memorandum he sent to family and working friends, according to Billboard. “I still have some soreness when I swallow, and in my jaw, but a few cases Ibuprofen and I am good to go. Saw my surgeon today for a follow-up appointment and my throat is healing well.”
Robin Berry, his wife, appealed to love to give her husband support.
“There is nothing greater that John needs right now than to hear from you guys that adoration him very much, ” Robin said, according to the Nashville Tennessean.