country singer Morgan Wade candidly discussed his upcoming plans to undergo a double mastectomy.
“I had the BRCA gene, it’s a breast cancer gene, so I’m going to have a double mastectomy in November,” Wade, 28, said in an interview with page 6 on Saturday May 20, after his recent tour. “I’m going really hard [with my music] until November, then November and December, I have to rest.
According to the National Cancer Institute, BCRA1 and BCRA2 are genes that create proteins to help repair damaged DNA. This can develop harmful variants, leading to an increased risk of several types of cancers, including breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
The “Wilder Days” singer, for her part, is choosing not to focus on health scares until the release of her second studio album.
“I feel good, I’m just pissed that I can’t train because I really like training. That’s my only qualm about it,” she continued. “My mom had it, and my little cousin is going to have it, but it’ll be fine.”
After hearing the news last year while performing in Europe, Wade has continued to work on her next album. Psychopath, which is expected to decline in August. The Virginia native has previously spoken about the hard work that has gone into the project.
“No matter what people say about Psychopath, I’m proud because I feel like it shows where I am right now. I have no choice but to be authentic. And I have to feel what i feel. And now, i really feel the music,” Wade wrote via Instagram on Wednesday, May 17. “It’s been a long time coming, but I’m so excited to finally tell you that my next album is finished! Psychopath is the title of my second project and it was officially released on August 25th. ❤️.”
Wade then reflected on the personal inspiration behind her second studio album – and how she’s evolved as a performer.
“When I came in to do Reckless, I had no expectations. @sadlervaden and I sat down with the songs we had written and gave each song its own sound and life…no pressure,” a- she wrote via Instagram on Friday, May 19, about her debut album. “I had no idea Reckless was going to change everything for me. This record catapulted me into my career. It made all of you fans and friends who read this and came to my concerts literally all over the world , NOW.”
Wade continued, “When I started working on Psychopath, I was (still) nervous about following such a ‘critically acclaimed’ album. But as I sit here and listen this art that Sadler and I created (still) I’m proud of. This record shows where I’ve been since Reckless, and where I’m at now. I hope you feel my authenticity and can take something away of this project.