By David Carroll
FORT PAYNE, AL (WRCB)- The Fort Payne Times-Journal reports that singer Randy Owen is being treated for prostate cancer. The 60-year-old lead singer for the country band Alabama made the announcement to fan club members last Saturday.
According to a press release, Owen has undergone treatment since the beginning of May that "has been deemed a complete success."
The release said that Dr. Woody Fritz of Birmingham detected the cancer during a routine checkup for Owen when he noticed an elevated level of a prostate specific antigen in a blood test.
Owen told the newspaper, "I feel very good and positive about my future. I look forward to seeing the fans and doing what I do."
Along with his Alabama bandmates, Owen has sold 73 million albums and scored more than 40 number-one singles. The group was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The group's annual June Jam concert in Fort Payne pumped millions of dollars into community projects throughout the Southeast, primarily in northeast Alabama.
While recuperating, Owen said he planned to work with his cattle business, and resume touring in September.