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Natalie Grant Credits 'Only Jesus' After Successfully Performing Christmas Songs One Month Post Surgery

( [email protected] ) Nov 21, 2017 11:46 AM EST
CCM star Natalie Grant is praising God after successfully performing an entire Christmas concert during vocal therapy just one month after undergoing surgery to remove the right side of her thyroid.
The “Celebrate Christmas Tour," starring Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey, launches Nov. 30 and runs through Dec. 17. AP Photo

CCM star Natalie Grant is praising God after successfully performing an entire Christmas concert during vocal therapy just one month after undergoing surgery to remove the right side of her thyroid.

Grant shared the exciting news in a Facebook post on Monday: "Today during my vocal therapy I sang through my ENTIRE CHRISTMAS SHOW!!! Every song. Full out. And I felt strong and able at the end," she wrote. "Why? Because my GOD IS STRONG AND ABLE. Only Jesus. And shoutout to the amazing Diane Sheets for training me in the world-class way that only she can. Oh Jesus, we love you. You are so gracious and kind. This healing is for YOUR glory and YOUR fame."

Last month, the "King of the World" singer underwent a successful surgery after an ultrasound revealed papillary thyroid cancer in two modules in the right lobe of her thyroid. She later announced that by removing the right side of the thyroid, the surgeon removed all traces of cancer.

Earlier, Grant shared a video of herself belting out "The Prayer" with fellow CCM artist Danny Gokey.

"Today is 4 weeks post surgery," she captioned the video. "I've been doing vocal therapy with Diane Sheets for about 10 days. My vocal tone and quality are almost what it used to be. What's not there yet is the stamina. I still tire quickly. But it will come. Prayers for vocal stamina appreciated."

She continued "DID I MENTION IT'S ONLY BEEN 4 WEEKS?!?! We were told the power or ability to truly sing "out" probably wouldn't come for 6-7 months. During our Christmas tour meeting today, Danny Gokey and I decided to try and run The Prayer - just to see. As you can see, we were all having a tiny hallelujah breakdown at the end. God is so KIND. It's not 100%. But I'm on my way, thank you Jesus."

Grant and Gokey's second annual "Celebrate Christmas Tour" launches Nov. 30 and runs through Dec. 17. The tour is coming to 12 U.S. cities, including stops in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, Ohio, Indiana and Missouri.

Reads the event description: "Under the musical direction of GRAMMY-winning songwriter/producer Bernie Herms (Josh Groban, Barbra Streisand, Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey) the Celebrate Christmas Tour will allow Grant and Gokey to craft a collaborative set as they perform a combination of Christmas classics along with original selections from Grant's critically-acclaimed, soulful-tinged Christmas project Believe, and Gokey's Dove Award-winning album Christmas Is Here. Selections will include favorites like 'O Holy Night,' 'Joy To The World,' 'Mary, Did You Know?' and more."

Grant will also participate in The Roadshow 2018 Tour, which opens February 24. In addition to Grant, this year's tour features For King & Country, Matthew West, Bethel Music, Zach Williams, and Social Club Misfits.

"So excited to be a part of The Roadshow 2018 Tour!" Grant wrote on Facebook "I'm starting my vocal rehabilitation next week, and praying and believing my voice will be stronger than ever. Will you pray and believe with me? Hope to see many of you next February or March. What an amazing lineup, right?!"

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