So sad. Bonnie Brown, member of 1950s country trio The Browns, has been diagnosed with lung cancer. See her heartbreaking announcement below.
Bonnie Brown, 78, country star and one-third of sibling group The Browns, revealed that she has stage four adenocarcinoma right lung cancer on Sept. 28. As sad as this news is, Bonnie is hopeful for a successful treatment.
Bonnie announced her diagnosis at a luncheon at the Country Music Hall of Fame during an event honoring her family band.
“It comes with great sadness that I have been diagnosed with stage four adenocarcinoma right lung cancer,” Brown said. “This news came as a shock to our family as we are still mourning the loss of my big brother.”
As Bonnie mentioned in the statement, she tragically lost her brother and former bandmate Jim Ed Brown to lung cancer in June. Their sister Maxine, the third member of the trio, was in attendance at the event to support Bonnie and celebrate their group’s achievements.
After announcing her diagnosis, Bonnie said her treatment will begin on Sept. 29 in Little Rock, Ark., and she predicts that she will make a full recovery. She later released a statement regarding her sad news. “I am surrounded by the love and support of my family and I am determined to live many more years,” she wrote.
The Browns had a successful run during their time in country music, achieving a No. 1 hit with “The Three Bells” in 1959. Other notable singles by the trio are “Scarlet Ribbon (For Her Hair)” and “I Heard The Bluebirds Sing.” The group is set to be inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame in October.
Our thoughts are with Bonnie as she begins treatment. We hope to see the star make a full recovery, just as she is determined to do!
HollywoodLifers, send your well wishes and love to Bonnie below.
— Taylor Weatherby