Wendell Ford, who represented Kentucky in the U.S. Senate for more than two decades following a term as governor, has announced he’s been diagnosed with lung cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments in his hometown of Owensboro.
The Messenger-Inquirer reports Ford’s son, Steve delivered a press release to the newspaper’s office Friday morning. In the statement, the 89-year-old says doctors recently diagnosed a malignant tumor in one lung. He says that malignancy has started spreading.
Ford says he is maintaining a “very positive outlook” and has “complete faith in my doctors”.
He says his scheduled public appearances have been put on hold indefinitely.