The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #112043   Message #2803105
Posted By: wysiwyg
04-Jan-10 - 12:43 PM
Thread Name: Let's talk John Prine
Subject: RE: Let's talk John Prine
Thanks, Beer. From wikipedia:

In early 1998, Prine was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer on the right side of his neck. He had surgery to remove the diseased tissue and was left with a substantial loss of tissue. This was followed by six weeks of radiation therapy. Some of Prine's listeners believe that the surgery has added "gravel" to his voice.