- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country singer Bonnie Brown of the sibling group The Browns, who are to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year, says she has lung cancer.

Brown, 78, said in a statement Monday provided to The Associated Press that she has been diagnosed with stage four adenocarcinoma right lung cancer. Her brother, Jim Ed Brown, died from cancer in June before the siblings could be inducted into the Hall of Fame in October.

The Browns, which included Jim Ed, Bonnie and Maxine Brown, had a huge crossover hit with their version of “The Three Bells” in 1959, as well as top country songs like “I Take the Chance” and “I Heard the Bluebirds Sing.”

Bonnie Brown said she’s being treated in Little Rock, Arkansas, and is “determined to live many more years.”

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