A rep for Chrisley Knows Best patriarch Todd Chrisley has revealed in a statement that Todd’ younger brother, Randy Chrisley (inset above), has been diagnosed with stage four cancer.
Here is the full statement, released on Thursday:
Todd Chrisley and his family are saddened to announce that his younger brother, Randy, has been diagnosed with stage four cancer. As of today, they have started the arduous and long road of radiation and chemotherapy. The family remains hopeful of a full and speedy recovery for their beloved Randy.
The family is asking for privacy and respect during this process, especially for Randy’s young family who are trying to cope with this very recent and unexpected prognosis. There will be no further comments regarding this matter.
Todd Chrisley addressed the diagnosis on Twitter the same day:
Today is the beginning of a long road for our family, please pray that the lord blesses my brother and heals his body. #ChrisleyKnowsBest
— Todd Chrisley (@toddchrisley) October 30, 2014
Todd’s daughter Savannah Chrisley shared a link to the Us Weekly article including the statement and wrote the following on Facebook:
A ton of you guys have asked so that’s what’s going on…please pray for our family as we go through this difficult time…I do believe that God has a plan for everyone and sadly this is just part of my uncles…but we’ll get through this together because that’s just how we do things!! But also…the power of prayer is huge so please just pray for a full recovery…thank you guys for all of your love and support. I love you Uncle Randy ♥ #cancersucks
Judging from the Facebook posts of friends and family, Randy’s cancer is in his throat and he is seeking treatment at the prestigious Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
Randy Chrisley has not been featured on Chrisley Knows Best. It is unknown if his diagnosis will be addressed on the show.
Our best wishes go out to Randy and his family.