Monday, December 22, 2008

Good News From Luke Menard

Last week, reported that season 7 contestant Luke Menard is now cancer free.

You may remember that Luke was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma just days after he was voted off the show.

Although his last scan showed the cancer to be gone, Luke told the website that he still has a little over a dozen radiation treatments to go to target scar tissue left after months of chemo.

Luke credits his new “Idol” friends for helping him through his treatments telling the website, “All the producers from ‘American Idol,’ 19 Entertainment… David Cook, who won ‘American Idol,’… he has been extremely helpful, even financially with medical bills. 19 Entertainment has helped out with medical bills, so it’s been way more than I expected.”

Luke also said that fans from his hometown and all over the world sent money to help pay for his treatments.

Luke released his sixth album with his a capella group Chapter 6 on December 2nd and even toured with the band this year. He is also working on solo material, writing Christian music with Jamie Moore, Jason Walker, Aaron Rice and even Chris Sligh.

Luke hopes to tour with Chapter 6, as well as work on his solo material next year…

Photo Credit: Michael Becker/FOX