Mark Hall, the leader singer of Christian worship band Casting Crowns, announced on the band’s Facebook page that he has what doctors believe to be kidney cancer.
“Hey Casting Crowns Family,” Hall wrote. “I would appreciate your prayers.
“Doctors found a solid mass in my right kidney about a week ago. They are 90% sure it’s cancer and they are going to remove the entire kidney next Wednesday, March 11th. They believe the cancer is contained in the kidney, which is also a great hope. They will know more once it is out and Pathology can see it.
“I’ll be in recovery for a month or a little longer because of the surgery. Please pray for healing and for God’s peace for my family.
He signed the post, “Praising Him in This Storm, Mark Hall.”
Immediately after the singer wrote the post, the hashtag #prayingforMark began trending on social media.