Singer Jo Dee Messina first rose to fame in the late 1990s for her string of country hits including Bye, Bye, I'm Alright and Stand Beside Me, all of which claimed the top spot on Billboard charts.
It wasn't long before the Massachusetts native was likened to other prominent singers like Shania Twain.
Messina's success continued into the 2000s with infectious songs like My Give A Damn's Busted. She released her last album, Me, in 2014, but continued to tour all over the country until now.
The singer, 47, was forced to postpone her current tour after doctors diagnosed her with cancer.
Messina's team released a statement on Wednesday announcing the heartbreaking news...
"Over the years, Jo Dee has built a close relationship with her fans, so those of us at Team JDM wanted to be the first to let you know that she was recently diagnosed with cancer," read the message on Messina's official website. "It has been a trying summer, but her heart has been filled with gratitude for the many opportunities she has had to see God's hand at work."
The entertainer and mom of two will perform her four upcoming shows, including the concert scheduled for Sept. 12 at the Washington County Fair in Abingdon, Virginia. After October 7, she will be undergoing treatment, but her team did not reveal what type of cancer she is suffering from.
"We don't know anything specific regarding the treatment plan at this point, but Jo Dee is working closely with a team to explore all options," the message continued. "She has taken the semester off from classes at The King's University, and her last tour date for the year will be October 7 (all other 2017 dates are being postponed), as she will begin cancer treatment this Fall."
Messina is said to have turned to God to help her get through this rough patch.
"As many of you know, Jo Dee is a believer who feels blessed to be surrounded by the love of God — a love that has brought her the inner peace," the message read.
"On her lowest of low days," it continued, "she has been able to see God's hand at work and feel His love as she continues her walk. It is because of our Father's love that she has been able to find the beauty in the days that could have brought her the most fear, gratitude in moments that most would call unfair, and companionship during times she might feel the loneliest."
The singer wrote a beautiful and inspiring song called Here after her cancer diagnosis and you can listen to it below:
Jo Dee wrote “Here" w/ Seth Mosley & Mia Fieldes following her cancer diagnosis. So beautifully inspiring.-Team JDMhttps://t.co/EPi75G3E5M— Jo Dee Messina (@jodeemessina) September 6, 2017
Messina's camp has promised to keep fans updated as her journey progresses.
Our prayers are with Jo Dee Messina and her family during this trying time.