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On Day of Thyroid Surgery, Natalie Grant Says Faith of Fans Has 'Carried' Her

( [email protected] ) Oct 10, 2017 10:16 AM EDT
CCM artist Natalie Grant said that the faith of her fans has "strengthened" her own faith as she prepares to undergo thyroid surgery to remove tumors - a surgery that could possibly affect her voice.
Natalie Grant announced she will cancel shows between mid-October and November to recover from her surgery. AP Photo

CCM artist Natalie Grant said that the faith of her fans has "strengthened" her own faith as she prepares to undergo thyroid surgery to remove tumors - a surgery that could possibly affect her voice.

In a Facebook live video shared early Tuesday morning, Grant, who last month announced that doctors discovered "two of the tumors on the right side of my thyroid decided to not stay unconcerning," revealed she was "literally on the car on the way to the hospital" to undergo surgery.

"I just wanted to quickly get on and tell you that as I head into the hospital and head into the surgery, my heart is full to overflowing from the encouragement and the prayers that I have received from so many of you," she said. "I just feel so much love from all of you...I'm going to keep you guys posted because you're on this journey with me, and I'm so grateful for that."

The "King of the World" singer said that many fans have told her they stayed up all night fasting and praying for her.

"I'm overwhelmed by the love and the beauty of the family of God," she said. "I feel like though I have so much faith, even if I didn't, your guys' faith is enough. Your faith has strengthened my own...I feel like I'm being carried by all of you."

Choking up, Grant said she told her three daughters she's "nervous" to undergo surgery, but she's "not full of fear."

"I'm human, but I'm not afraid because my God has already gone before me and has already made a way," she said. "So, I am not afraid and I am full of peace, and so much of that is because of all of you. I love you guys I will keep you posted...I am so thankful to be in the family of God with you."

Grant previously explained that even if doctors diagnose her with thyroid cancer, it is usually very treatable and can be completely cured.  

While the surgery could affect her voice, Grant said she has "complete faith" in God.

"The surgery is a little bit more risky because I am a singer, and the thyroid is kind of all tangled up in the vocal box and vocal chords, so there could be some changes to my voice," she said.

"Though I'm not even declaring that, because I have complete faith in my God. He never goes back on his word and he never breaks his promises. The promises that he didn't just make to me, but that he made to my mom when I was in her womb about how my voice would be the voice to the nations. He is not going to break his promise. That's just who he is."

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