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Gospel artist Deon Kipping reached out to fans and asked for prayers on social media after receiving news that he has been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. He posted a video to his Instagram this week, asking sincerely for prayers, “not pity,” after hearing the news of the diagnosis. Read the full transcript of his message below, or scroll down to see his video.

“What’s up everybody, I’m coming to you with some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that I’ve recently been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. But the good news is that God is my healer and I know he has it all under control. I don’t have a script to read from today, this is real life. And in this life I’m requesting your prayers and your support. Prayers for these doctors, prayers for my family, prayers for me-  especially my son, please keep him in prayers. This is a difficult time for all of us, I’m going to be posting videos and stuff in regards to my process on my social media pages, so please stay close. Again, keep us in prayer, I’m not looking for pity, I’m really reaching out for your prayers. I know that I can make it. I believe god is able and that’s enough for me.”

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