Christian super group Casting Crowns announced today on its Facebook page that the band’s frontman Mark Hall is battling cancer.
Just days after the band released its album Glorious Day: Hymns of Faith exclusively for Cracker Barrel, the lead singer took to social media to ask for prayers for news that has devastated fans and friends alike.
The statement reads:
Hey Casting Crowns Family,
I would appreciate your prayers.
Doctors found a solid mass in my right kidney about a week ago. They are 90% sure it’s cancer and they are going to remove the entire kidney next Wednesday, March 11th. They believe the cancer is contained in the kidney, which is also a great hope. They will know more once it is out and Pathology can see it.
I’ll be in recovery for a month or a little longer because of the surgery. Please pray for healing and for God’s peace for my family.
Praising Him in This Storm
Immediately following the post, messages and prayers for healing flooded the band’s Facebook page. Also friends of Casting Crowns started hash tags and memes to help spread the word for prayer. Christian music pioneer Michael W. Smith took to social media as well to plead for prayers.
“Join me in praying for my friend, @markhallCC in a battle with cancer. Praying w/ faith for healing! #prayingforMark” he wrote.
No further information has been released on Hall’s condition at this time, but you can keep up with his condition by following him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/markhallcc or by checking the band’s Facebook page.