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Ray Price is back in the hospital.  His wife Janie says in a Facebook post that the country legend is slated to undergo surgery on Wednesday for kidney stones.  She explains that Price's severe dehydration, which landed him in the hospital last month, caused him to develop the kidney stones. 

She adds that Ray was "in severe pain" when he was readmitted last week.  Janie says doctors were able to get Ray's pain under control with medication, and he's currently resting comfortably.  But after consulting with his team of doctors, they decided that the best course of action would be to surgically remove the stones. 

Janie adds that Ray has been moved by the outpouring of support he's receiving from the fans.  She says " I'm reading him your messages of prayers and good wishes for his speedy recovery." She also says she can see the emotional response he has to them. 

Janie says Ray is eager to get back to work, and that his long awaited album is finally mastered.

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