Country Star Morgan Wade to Undergo Major Surgery This Year

Country star Morgan Wade is planning to undergo a double mastectomy later this year, she revealed in an exclusive interview with Page Six at London’s Highways Festival on May 20.

The “Take Me Away” singer shared that she's undergoing the procedure preemptively after discovering that she has a genetic predisposition to developing breast cancer.

“I had the BRCA gene," she discovered after genetic testing, referring to a mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. Every woman has the two genes, but only about one in 500 will have a mutation in one of them, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Certain mutations will make cells more susceptible to rapid division, which can result in several types of cancer.

Because of the risk, the musician has scheduled surgery for this November. She told the publication that she plans to go "really hard" until then so that she can take the last two months of the year off to recover.

Right now, Wade says she's "feeling fine." She continued, "I’m just pissed I won’t be able to work out because I really like working out.” So much so that she works out seven days a week, making it her "only qualm about” the whole thing.

She then shared that her mother had also had the surgery, while her little cousin has it on her calendar, too.

This year will also see the release of Wade's second studio album, Psychopath, on Aug. 25. The album follows 2021's Reckless, which topped Rolling Stone's list of best country albums.