Dec 1, 2010 3:02 PM
Country singer and Kentucky native Eddie Montgomery and his wife, Tracy, are getting a divorce, according to an AOL country music website.
According to the website "The Boot," Montgomery posted the news on Twitter and Facebook early Wednesday, saying, "U find out u got cancer then u found out ur wife can't handle that so she files for a divorce ... merry christmas," He also tweeted in a post that has since been taken down, "She says she's a Christian wow ... I think I need to get her a bracelet 'what would Jesus do' 'cause I hope he [is] still here with me."
Montgomery announced last month that he is battling prostate cancer. According to the website, his publicist confirmed that Tracy Montgomery filed for divorce because, according to Eddie, she couldn't cope with his illness.
The couple have four children and one granddaughter.
Montgomery, part of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry, is currently unreachable so no further details of the split are available, reports his publicist.
Throughout their 11-year career, Eddie and his Montgomery Gentry partner, Troy Gentry, have charted more than 20 singles, including the No. 1 hits 'If You Ever Stop Loving Me,' 'Something to Be Proud Of,' 'Lucky Man,' 'Back When I Knew It All' and 'Roll With Me.' In 2009, Eddie and Troy became members of the Grand Ole Opry and picked up the American Music Awards' Favorite New Artist in the country category.
Montgomery, who is originally from Garrard County, is the brother of fellow country musician John Michael Montgomery.