Health Updates: Harold Gilley, George Amon Webster
Gospel Music legends Harold Gilley and George Amon Webster have both received bad medical news this week.
Two years ago, George Amon Webster discovered that he has throat cancer. He found out yesterday that it has spread to the right side of his neck and to his back, and that it is inoperable. Kasey Kemp, who traveled with Webster in the Toney Brothers, gave an update to Singing News; he said: “The Doctor is going to continue researching for other options. In the meantime, George will continue chemo treatments. George has asked that you all please continue to pray and spread the word to your churches and prayer chains. He needs a miracle.”
Harold Gilley, who sang with the Palmetto State Quartet and a number of other quartets, suffered a stroke in December. Since then, he has suffered two more strokes, and been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He has been readmitted to the hospital.
Family and friends of both men request prayer.