Miranda Lambert Recalls Her Mom’s “Eye-Opening” Cancer Journey As She Marks One-Year Cancer-Free

“It was really eye-opening for our whole family. We’re very, very close,” Lambert shared, reflecting on her mom’s cancer journey.

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Posted on January 16, 2024

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Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy of Tamron Hall Show

Miranda Lambert‘s mom recently marked a major milestone, celebrating one year cancer-free, after originally being diagnosed in 2021. Lambert shared the update during a recent appearance on The Tamron Hall Show, telling host Tamron Hall that she appreciated the support she and her family received after her mom’s diagnosis.

Lambert Detailed Her Mom’s Eye-Opening Cancer Journey, Reveals She’s 1-Year Cancer Free

After Hall asked about Bev, Lambert confirmed that “she’s been a year cancer-free now.” The 40-year-old country star added that the situation gave her “a lot of perspective” and “really reiterated to me just how much, something like that, how many people that it touches in bad and good ways.”

“People come out of the woodworks to support you, and you don’t understand the toughness of that, all the stress on the entire family until you’ve gone through it,” she continued. “And so it was really eye-opening for our whole family. We’re very, very close.”

The 40-year-old added that she “couldn’t do any of this without” her mom, who she called “my number one fan for obvious reasons.” 

Lambert and Hall’s interview took place at the Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, where Miranda Lambert performs her Velvet Rodeo residency. “I think the first run, we had eight shows, she came to nine,” the singer said of her mom’s dedication. “I think my mom was here when no one was here.”

Previously Shared That Her Mom Beat Breast Cancer

In June 2022, Lambert revealed to PEOPLE that Bev had been diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2021, but was now cancer-free.

“She’s been through a whole lot, but she’s doing really well, and she’s ready to roll,” the Texas native said of Bev at the time. “I was able to be with her through the hardest parts. She’s unstoppable. She’s just been so strong and positive through the whole thing. It’s a good lesson for people to take away from a journey like that: Even though it’s a really scary place to be, the more positive, the better.”

Lambert was in her home state with her family, including dad Rick and brother Luke, throughout her mom’s illness, and Bev praised her daughter for staying “as steady as a rock.” 

“She was home a lot during my chemo rounds and held things — and me — together,” she recalled. “When she wasn’t here in Texas, we talked by phone or FaceTime so she could see how I was. On my head shaving day, she FaceTimed with me and my hairdresser so she could be with me. We had some unexpected bonding moments over her rubbing my bald head with essential oils. Those were the rawest and most tearful moments.”

Miranda Lambert, Beverly Lambert; Photo via Instagram
Miranda Lambert, Beverly Lambert; Photo via Instagram

Lambert’s Mom Also Shared How Important It Was To Be Supported By Her Family

Bev also noted the importance and support of the community the family had around them during her battle with cancer.

“There were big milestones and pools of tears on some days, yet we stayed hand in hand and did the entire walk together as a family,” she shared. “One thing that was really important to us, and to me especially, was keeping the friend and family base in the loop regarding updates… I later heard from friends that they always felt included and like they were going through this with us. So, not only did the battle bring our family closer together, but the constant contact, reporting and praying together brought the larger family together, too. The entire journey, I felt like there was an army behind me, praying for me and cheering me on. It worked! I’m cancer-free today!”

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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