Ron Hynes battling throat cancer

Tara Bradbury
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Ron Hynes performs at the East Coast Music Awards in 2009. - Canadian Press File Photo

Singer/songwriter Ron Hynes will begin a rigorous treatment program next month for throat cancer, his manager says.

The Man of a Thousand Songs will begin radiation and chemotherapy mid-August.

A week ago, Hynes' manager Lynn Horne issues a statement saying Hynes was dealing with a health issue but feeling OK, and would continue with his performance schedule until a minor surgery was scheduled. He would then take a couple weeks off to recuperate, she said, declining to elaborate on Hynes' condition.

"I'm staying positive and expecting the very best outcome at this time. Thanks to all for your concern and well-wishes," Hynes said in the statement.

Horne told The Telegram Saturday morning surgery is not in Hynes' current treatment plan. All his scheduled shows for the rest of the year have been cancelled, she said, with the exception of a performance with The Wonderful Grand Band at Memorial University's Havin' a Time: Reunion variety show at Mile One Centre Aug. 11.

"I think his spirits are good," Horne said, when asked how Hynes — who is not doing media interviews at this time — was feeling. "Ron's a fighter and he's a man of great faith."

Hynes, best known for penning and performing tunes like "Sonny's Dream," is a Genie award winner and multiple East Coast Music Award winner.

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  • Al Stacey
    October 25, 2012 - 16:12

    Wa are selfish Ron but we do need you. Get well soon.

    • Richard Harris
      December 01, 2012 - 05:25

      Sincere best wishes from Norway for a successful recovery.

  • Ron Jones
    July 31, 2012 - 10:23

    This is very upsetting news to hear indeed but as many of the posters here say you're a fighter Ron and and others have won battles with this illness, John Prine for one. Stay on that positive road you chose and remember your support network has long tentacles. Speedy recovery my friend.

  • Karen
    July 30, 2012 - 20:03

    God bless, stay strong! Best wishes for a quick and complete recovery.

  • Art Tracey
    July 30, 2012 - 19:57

    Hey Ron, You created a musical legacy for yourself and all your supporters. Everything will work out well for you. Your creative song writing over the years will show the same spirit as you go through this healing process. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Art Tracey

  • Holmes Hooke
    July 30, 2012 - 14:13

    Ron, all the very best from your friends and fans at Hugh's Room. If love helps, there's a lot heading your way.

  • Luna B
    July 30, 2012 - 13:43

    I'm very sad to hear about your illness, Ron. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You are a Canadian treasure!

    July 30, 2012 - 10:38

    Get well old friend...

  • Chris Wright
    July 30, 2012 - 04:58

    Ron was a highlight among highlights at the Titanic Commemoration in Trepassy this last April. I wish him every success for his treatments. He is a Provincial and National treasure.

  • kenny mahon
    July 29, 2012 - 22:05

    Hang in Ron--remember we threw-up together and survived.

  • Pearl Smith
    July 29, 2012 - 14:12

    Thinking of you Ron and will hold you close in my prayers. Your music is never far from my ears --your songs are the best! Was there anything written more evocative and poignant than Atlantic Blue? You can leave us all alone with your heart. Fight with all your might and I'll keep playing your songs.

  • Audrey Ogilvie
    July 29, 2012 - 11:57

    Our thought and prayers are with you, Ron. You'll beat this and have a wonderful partner to help you through the treatment. Norman and I send our love.

  • Lynn
    July 29, 2012 - 04:42

    Ron, I wish you all the best in your fight against Cancer. You're a strong, determined Man and this is just one more battle in the long list of battles you've faced. You'll beat this one just like you've won over every other challenge in your life. Life is never easy, but you could write a book on what you've fought for and won.. Including your career. When others said "No", you said "Yes"... Some day soon you'll be saying "yes, I did it!!" to this too. Your friends, family and fans are all behind you. Stay strong.. we'll be praying for you!!

  • Janet O'Neill
    July 28, 2012 - 22:05

    Hey Ron: stay strong, stay faithful and believe you will be on stage to wow audiences again! love and best, Janet & for decades!

  • Mike Power
    July 28, 2012 - 21:32

    Ron.....our very best wishes for full recouvery

  • Sue Woodworth
    July 28, 2012 - 19:39

    Hang tough Ron and know that though you may feel alone ,the lives you have touched with your voice and your word's are praying for you to heal and be well so that you may share your wonderful gift of song with us for many more years ...Blessings to you and all the hands that touch you in your healing

  • Marilyn
    July 28, 2012 - 16:54

    Ron, hang in there, praying for you!

  • Scott Hudson
    July 28, 2012 - 12:34

    Stay strong, Ron.

  • Terry
    July 28, 2012 - 11:28

    Smoker? Or much time spent in bad air? Good luck.

  • Charmaine
    July 28, 2012 - 10:15

    Hey Ron, keep up the faith. Someone very close to me won the throat cancer battle and after almost 2 years back to work and singing his kids to sleep at night. Praying and hoping for a speedy recovery!

  • Mary
    July 28, 2012 - 09:34

    Sorry to read of Ron's illness.Two years ago my cousin was battling throat cancer and went through a very difficult time. It had migrated down his esophagus. Today Rick is cancer free, he wanted many times to give up but encouragement from family, friends and thanks to God above, he did not. You may have a difficult journey going through treatments Ron, but hang in there, I'll be praying for you..

    • Lynda Evans
      July 28, 2012 - 14:59

      Hi Ron, I'm so sorry to hear of your diagnoises, keep the faith, your a fighter and I know you're gonna beat this. My thoughts will be with you during your difficult road ahead. Stay strong.