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Carman Licciardello Asks for Prayers Because Cancer Has Returned

Cheryl is a poet, freelance writer, author, and former newspaper columnist. She has degrees in Psychology and Biblical studies

Carman is battling cancer again.

Carman is battling cancer again.

Second bought with cancer

Popular Christian singer Carman Licciardello is soliciting prayers from his fans because cancer has reared its head again in his body. The entertainer broke the news on Sunday, January 12th on Facebook and it was announced on Wednesday, January 15th in an article by Jeannie Law that ran in the Christian Post. The singing evangelist says he is still trusting God and cannot quit. He had this same resolve in February of 2013 when he was diagnosed with incurable myeloma cancer. At that time, doctors gave him a prognosis of living only three to five years. After nine months of chemotherapy, he was declared cancer-free and advised that the average time span for remission was nine years. Licciardello says he had only been cancer-free for six years when the disease resurfaced. He stated that he had no problems until January 2019, when doctors said his markers were spiking.

Carman became a born again Christian while attending an Andrae Crouch concert. He released his first album. titled God's Not Finished with Me, in 1980. The following year he began touring with Bill Gaither and his band. The singer had moderate success over the years and had his first number one hit in 1988 with The Champion. His first number one album, Radically Saved, came the following year, He continued touring, evangelizing and entertaining until he began his first round of cancer treatments. Some of his hits include Satan bites the dust, I love Jesus yes I do, and Great God. He also recorded a political tune when Donald Trump was first running for president.

As of February 10, Carman is on the move and planning on 220-2020 concerts in 2020.

New Treatment

Carman revealed, on his Facebook page, that during the past five months he has tried several different cancer treatments but every one of them has failed. He is determined to beat the disease a second time and says he cannot do it without the prayers and support of his devoted followers. Since July of 2019, the evangelist has tried a number of different treatments, but every one of them has failed. He is also on a more advanced regimen of medications, which are causing side effects. The singer informed his fans that the steroid medication he is being given has caused bloating and an almost instant 20-pound weight gain. He reveals that he is now back in Little Rock, Arkansas where on Tuesday doctors drilled a hole in his hip to do a biopsy on bone tissue. As of this writing, there has been no update to the entertainer's Facebook page regarding the biopsy or his condition.

The singer has been very influential during his career and between 1987 and 1989, Carman was named the readers' choice for favorite male vocalist by Charisma magazine. He was recognized by Billboard in 1992 as the Contemporary Christian Artist for that year.Carman is scheduled for a live performance at the Oasis Center in Birchwood Tennessee in February. There is no indication at this point that this will be canceled.

Impressive career

Carman has received numerous awards during his career. He has 15 gold and platinum albums and videos and has sold an impressive 10 million records. He has the honor of holding the world record for the largest single Christian concert in history. In August 1993, he was the main act in Johannesburg South Africa where more than 50,000 people were in attendance, He also performed a free concert on October 22, 1994, at Texas Stadium with 71,132 attendees.

When Paul and Jan Crouch were running the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Carmen was often a guest host and also performed on the Praise the Lord program on a regular basis. I

On January 2015, the singer gave the credit for his successful recovery from cancer to the commitment he had made to his Kickstart and Facebook supporters to move forward with his "No Plan B Tour" once he regained his health. Carmen had solicited donations from the faithful and they obviously came through. as later that same year, he went on tour in the eastern part of the United States. Fans of the singer are asked to pray that Carman will receive a miracle before his 64th birthday which will be on Sunday January 29th. This article will be updated as additional information about Carman's condition becomes available.

I am happy to announce that Carman updated his Facebook page and his tests came back indicating he is currently cancer free. He got his birthday miracle.

Carman shares healing song

On February 22 I checked Carman''s Facebook page. He shared a song titled Jesus Heal me. He asked his followers to let him know if they were healed while listening to the song. There were over 500 responses and iI read about half. I only saw one post where a woman said she was healed while listening to this recording. The other individuals who posted asked for prayer shared their personal struggles and complemented Carmen and or his song.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Cheryl E Preston


Elaine munoz on January 25, 2020:

Praying for you Carman. May the Jesus Christ bless you and heal you, so you can continue your ministry. Strengthen you’re family and keep them in peace. I also am fighting cancer and it tough but Jesus is with us and his name is the name above cancer.

Cheryl E Preston (author) from Roanoke on January 22, 2020:

Yes we do.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 21, 2020:

Never even knew his last name, but I love Carman, his music and his spiritual devotion. Thank God for his miracle, and thank you Cheryl for writing about it. We need to keep the prayers and praise going.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on January 18, 2020:

I don't know this singer, but I hope God works a miracle in his life.

Cheryl E Preston (author) from Roanoke on January 18, 2020:

Thank you I will.

manatita44 from london on January 18, 2020:

It is used specifically for cancer but also has lots of other health properties. Look it up.

Cheryl E Preston (author) from Roanoke on January 18, 2020:

Thank you. I never heard of this type of tea. I enjoy trying different brands,

manatita44 from london on January 18, 2020:

Don't know where he is, but I hear that MD Anderson is the best. The're in Houston, Texas.

Essiac tea has been tried successfully for many years. I'm not a doctor, but it may be worth looking at the Canadian version (More authentic), and speaking with the experts in this natural product. Much Peace.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on January 18, 2020:

That cancer does return too often but he sounds filled with determination to keep on keeping on. Sending much positive energy and healing Angels to him. ps