B.J. Thomas, the singer who grew up in Rosenberg and who is famous for country and pop hits like “Raindrops Keep Falling’ on My Head” and “Hooked on a Feeling,” announced that he has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.
The 78-year-old singer’s Twitter profile posted a statement saying that Thomas is being treated at a health care facility in Texas and he remains hopeful for a complete recovery.
Thomas graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School, and would later have 26 songs land on the Billboard Hot 100 from 1966 to 1983, including No. 1 hits like “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.”
“I just wanted to take this unique opportunity to share my gratitude to Gloria, my wonderful wife and my rock for over 53 years, my family, friends and fans,” Thomas said in the statement.
“I’m so blessed to have had the opportunity to record and perform beautiful songs in pop, country, and gospel music, and to share those wonderful songs and memories around the world with millions of you. I ask all of you for your prayers during this time and that my music can live on with you.”
Thomas was born in Oklahoma, but moved to the Houston area and graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School.
He would later have 26 songs land on the Billboard Hot 100 from 1966 to 1983, including No. 1 hits like “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.”
“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” was his first No. 1 hit for four weeks in 1969-1970 and would win the Oscar for best original song for the movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.