BJ Thomas Diagnosed with Lung Cancer


"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" singer B.J. Thomas has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

In a statement he released through his publicists at 2911 Media, the 70-year-old legendary singer said he is receiving treatment in a Texas health care facility. Expressing hope for a recovery from the disease, Thomas said he remains optimistic about making public appearances.

"I just wanted to take this unique opportunity to share my gratitude to Gloria, my wonderful wife and my rock for over 53 years, my family, friends, and fans," Thomas said.

"I'm so blessed to have had the opportunity to record and perform beautiful songs in pop, country, and gospel music, and to share those wonderful songs and memories around the world with millions of you," he added. "I ask all of you for your prayers during this time and that my music can live on with you."

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," which was written for the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, won the Oscar for Best Original Song. The song also received a Grammy nomination and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970.