Donnie MCclurkin Reveals Throat Cancer


Donnie McClurkin, beloved three-time Grammy and multiple time Stellar Award winner announced while on a  promotional tour at the Potters House in Dalls on September 14, 2014, that he underwent vocal surgery and the surgeons found that the scar tissue was cancerous allegedly revealing throat cancer.

This is has been trying times for Donnie as this is his second time around the block with his voal cords and he is no stranger to loss, Donnie McClurkin lost both his parents within months of each other. Donald Andy McClurkin, Sr. died November 13, 2013 at the age of 79. His mother, Frances McClurkin, transitioned January 18, 2014. She was also 79.


Donnie McClurkin poses with his parents Frances and Donald McClurkin, Sr. (Credit: Yolanda Adams Morning Show)


Now, with the removal of cancerous tissue from his throat, McClurkin is hoping to further succeed at churning out hits during a strenuous tour, though he said of the surgery, “It’s left me a little limited to go on tour.”

Despite the setback, McClurkin told the rapt congregation that he is maintaining his faith. “But I believe,” he declared. “I guess I could stop with that. I believe.”

He added, “I trust in God. I put my total confidence in God.”

Co-headliner Hammond, who is recovering from his own double knee replacement surgery performed in January remarked, “Ain’t this a combination, getting ready to hit the road? I can’t walk and he can’t talk.”

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The “No Weapon” singer, who is now mobile without the use of a cane said, “But somehow we serve a God of the broken. We serve a God who’s really good with fragments.”

The two friends exited the platform holding onto each other. The two are expected to start their 31 city Tour “Festival of Praise” on September 17, 2014 in Houston, TX.

No stranger to loss at all, Donnie McClurkin lost his parents within months of of each other in addition to this being his second time around dealing with vocal issues.