Krista Lackey: John Lackey’s Wife Has Cancer, He Files For Divorce

September 26, 2011
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Krista Lackey, the wife of Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey, has been battling breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy back in March of this year. In June, she had chemotherapy treatment. Now it’s been revealed that John has filed for divorce. If there was ever a time that a wife needed a husband more, it would be now. So why the divorce?


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According to TMZ, he filed the divorce papers August 30th in Texas. Court docs reveal ‘the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities’.

During spring training, Lackey had made public the news of his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis. His wife’s battle with the disease has affected his game, and after a May 11 loss to the Blue Jays, he told reporters, ‘Everything in my life sucks right now, to be honest with you.’

After the Red Sox beat the Yankees last night, Lackey blasted the media after he received a text message from a reporter asking about personal issues. Here is what he said, plus you can see how visibly upset he is in the video below.

“Let me tell you the truth. Thirty minutes before the game I got a text message on my cell phone from one of you, somebody in the media, talking about personal stuff. I shouldn’t even have to be standing up here dealing with it. I’m sitting here, listening to music. I don’t know who got my phone number, but that’s over the line. Anything else you want to talk about?”

He did not disclose what ‘personal stuff’ the text message was in reference to, but seemingly it was the news of his divorce filing that would be making headlines this morning. John and Krista were married in 2008 and there reportedly is a prenuptial agreement in place.

What a difficult time this is for Krista. To be going through the battle of her life and now dealing with a divorce? The timing is horrible. We wish Krista Lackey all the best and hope for a speedy recovery!



Photo: Wikipedia.org/Keith Allison

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