Carman Cancer Update: Singer Enters Second Round of Chemo Treatments, 'I've Never Been as Optimistic in My Life'
Christian singer Carman is embarking on his second half of difficult chemo treatments and is prepping for his Live Across America Tour at the same time.
As of December 2013, Carman has been in the hospital receiving chemo treatments and stem cell replacement therapy, after normal cancer treatments failed to work. In the New Year he gave an update to his devoted followers.
"It's a lot to deal with. I am officially 1/2 way through treatment. 4 months in and 4 months to go. The middle part is the hardest," he said. "Second time around is harder, fevers, shakes, night sweats ect, because your body is weakened. So this is gong to be a bumpy ride folks. But its all a part of the fight to get to the other side of this lake of fire."
Like Us on Facebook
The singer has been very vocal about his entire process through his social media outlets. Despite the entire ordeal Carman has remained surprisingly upbeat.
"It's funny but I haven't gotten depressed one day through all this. I've had lot's of bad news come my way that I had to take a minute to digest, but overall my spirits are up and surprisingly I've never been as optimistic in my life as I am today," he posted.
A photo post made on both his official and personal Facebook accounts on February 14, 2013, reveled that he was diagnosed with incurable Multiple Myeloma Cancer and given a 3-5 year window of time to live.
With the news and the fans not willing to go down without making sure he continues to reach people for Christ through music; Carman launched a project with Kickstarter in April to raise money for a new album and video project. Just weeks later the projected goal set by the singer was exceeded by more than double of what he anticipated to raise from the project. A short time later, he announced an upcoming sixty-city tour as well.
He recently started a new campaign, Live Across America, to take his music ministry into every major and minor city hungry for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The evangelist hailing from Trenton, New Jersey has helped change the face of Christian music. He has helped evolve contemporary music evangelism into what it is today. Carman established "Carman Ministries" and "Carman World Outreach," non-profit organizations that touched the lives of millions of people worldwide.
The theatrical singer holds the record for the largest soul-winning musical event in TV History, with Halloween 3:16 airing on TBN with an alleged 70,000 souls coming to Christ in one night. He has 15 gold and platinum albums, and has sold over 10 million records.
- 'Crowded' Singer Jeannie Ortega Looks to God's 'Perfect Love' to Spread New Message of Hope and Peace (INTERVIEW)
- Laura Story's 'Blessings' Come Through Hardship; Singer Talks of Balancing a Toddler, Disabled Husband, Music Career, and Pregnancy with Twins (INTERVIEW)
- 'The Voice' Contestant Worshipper Anthony Evans Releases New Album 'Real Life/Real Worship' For a Broader Audience
Get the latest news from BC in your inbox
- THIS WEEK
More in BC
'Crowded' Singer Jeannie Ortega Looks to God's 'Perfect Love' to Spread New Message of Hope and Peace (INTERVIEW)
Singer-songwriter Jeannie Ortega is currently working on a new Christian album in Nashville. The 27 year-old Brooklyn native started her career at the young age of 16, signing on with Hollywood Records. Her single "Crowded" was in the top 25 Billboard Top 100 and her album No Place like Brooklyn debuted at No. 1. Her pop career would expand into acting on the drama "One Life to Live," teen dance film "Step Up," and her first major role in an independent film, "Indelible."
Michael W. Smith's 'Sovereign' Bridges the Gap with Next-Gen Worship Leaders While Sticking to Contemporary Roots (ALBUM REVIEW)
In May, CCM icon, Michael W. Smith will be finally releasing a new studio worship album, his first since 2008. Sovereign is a new creative endeavor for the three time Grammy winner whose previous worship projects have sold over 3.5 million.
Christian evangelist Ray Comfort released the 30-minute "Noah-And the Last Days," on March 28-the same day that Hollywood's controversial "Noah" movie. The film used the counter the Hollywood film reached 1 million YouTube views in 23 days, and won a Telly Award this week and is being aired on 14 major TV networks.
The former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, believes everything he has done for New York and this country has earned him a place in Heaven. Associate Pastor of a 14,000-member church in Brooklyn N.Y. retaliated and told Bloomberg to keep his theology to himself.
- Celebrities Who Waited Until Marriage; These Stars Were Not Afraid to Stick to Their Beliefs
- Top 10 Inspirational People on Twitter Includes: Joyce Meyer, Max Lucado, Tyler Perry, and More
- This is What Happens When a Little Girl Uses Marijuana (VIDEO)
- Breathecast's Top 7 Christian Rock Albums of 2013 - Skillet, Stryper, and More
- DC Talk Reunion 'Jesus Freak 20 Years Later Tour' Confirmed by Michael Tait? TobyMac, Audio Adrenaline, and Newsboys on the Dream Tour Bill Too
- BreatheCast Throwback Thursday: DC Talk's 'Jesus Freak' Changes Christian Music Forever with Most 'Overtly Christian Act' of All Time (VIDEO)
- Lizzie Velasquez Once Called 'The World's Ugliest Woman' Knows God Sees Her True Beauty