Motown Gospel recording artist Lexi, who earlier this summer released her first new album in six years, Just Listen, earlier this month underwent a successful surgery to remove a large, benign polyp, which her doctors discovered during a routine screening. She shared the news on social media the evening before entering the hospital, as an urgent reminder to her fans and followers of the importance of early screenings and regular check-ups.
Time and again, Lexi has shown her ongoing commitment to health and fitness, including the "#RunningWithLexi 5K Fitness Challenge" which she launched just ahead of the release of her latest album. Immediately following the recent surgery, Lexi learned how dire the situation was.
"My surgeon said that most people put these types of check-ups off until later," Lexi explains. "Based on the pathology report, had I not come in when I did, he shared that I would have had full-blown cancer in one to two years."
According to the American Journal of Pathology, African Americans have the highest incidence and mortality rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) of any ethnic group in the United States.
"I've been telling everybody about how important it is to have annual check-ups, but then the time came for me to go, myself," she continues. "God saved my life through obedience."
Her latest single and music video, "Wherever I Go," is currently making its mark at radio. The song is the follow-up to the new album's lead single "In The Room," and offers a remake of The Winans classic which speaks directly to her strong faith and complete trust in God.
"The lyrics of 'Wherever I Go' have always been a powerful reminder to me of God's faithfulness and presence in every circumstance in my life," Lexi says. "I am especially honored to share that message with my supporters at this time."
Click below to watch Lexi perform "Wherever I Go" live at SiriusXM, or click here to watch it on YouTube: