The 87-year-old singer has been in and out of hospitals several times this year after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer late last year.
Although he was told during a Houston hospital checkup visit his cancer was in remission, Price has since experienced more health issues with dehydration and intense pain from kidney stones.
On Thursday, September 12, 2013 Price posted on his Facebook page:
It has been a really long day for us with the Doctors and more test.
I promised you I would get back to you today. It will be another day or so before we get all the final reports.
We continue to receive and read all of your messages. Bless you all for caring about us.
I will be in touch again.
Thanks, Ray Price"
Price, whose hits include classic country songs like “Release Me,” “For the Good Times,” “Make the World Go Away,” “Heartaches by the Number” and “Crazy Arms” had to cancel pending tours, including the Willie Nelson Fourth of July picnic this summer.
On Wednesday Price said told his Facebook fans that he was “touched and deeply moved by your love and prayers and good wishes."
"You all have moved me to tears!!
I have dedicated my entire life to country music and my fans. To have folks like you supporting me still after 60 years is more than any artist could ever dream of.
As a little boy down on my Dads farm, I prayed that I would be able to sing so pretty that people would come from all over and ask, "Who is that singing such a pretty song?”
Well, that prayer was answered and if I never sing again I am a happy man and no one can take that away from me.
I know love can move a mountain, so it has not all been in vain!"