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Still battling cancer, Carman has taken a hard blow. The legendary Christian singer issued an "emergency update" on his Facebook page on Sunday.
"I wish I had better news, but for the first time though this whole journey. I'm worried—really worried," Carman shared. "I mentioned before that if you get an infection during the neutropenic stage, with my immune system completely gone that it could be fatal. Well, I don't know how or where but I got an infection."
Carman reported that doctors planned to admit him to the hospital for 24/7 care. He first shared his cancer diagnosis with the world on Valentine's Day in 2013. He has been battling Myeloma cancer—a cancer of the plasma cells—for which there is no cure.
"I don't mean to be fatalistic, but if for some reason I don't make it out of here, I want you all to know what great friends you've been to me and how much I've loved every minute of being on the stage ministering," Carman said. "This whole situation is making be cry. Thinking about never seeing you again. I hope things change but I can't even lift my head up, and they wheelchair me everywhere. Oh well, at least I got the record finished."
Last year, Carman raised more than $500,000 in a Kickstarter campaign to record his first independent album and music video.