Chesney super-fan skips chemo to meet country star

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Diane Grinde, 65, of Elk River, is a big Kenny Chesney fan. How big? She shows FOX 9 the "Kenny Chesney bathroom" at her house. "I bet you're thinking I'm obsessed," she says.

FOX 9 also reports that Grinde two years ago got a cancer diagnosis and was then given just months to live. On Friday, she skipped a chemotherapy treatment for the chance to meet the country music idol, FOX reports. Through a connection, her daughters Amanda and Ericka arranged for the meeting backstage. "You don't want to have any, 'I should have done this. We could've done more, had more moments,'" Amanda Bakken told FOX. "This was one of those moments."

"I'm 65 years old. I have end-stage adenocarcinoma," Grinde told FOX. "Who wrote the book on how I am supposed to act? I don't know how."

Chesney played to 43,940 fans, the highest attendance of any event ever held at Target Field, KSTP reported. The country music superstar delivered good music and good fun, the Star Tribune says in its review. Chesney is known for making big stadium shows feel personal, the Pioneer Press wrote.

Here's that FOX story:

KMSP-TV

Next Up

Kaprizov, Wild

Wild to face Vegas in playoffs; Game 1 Sunday

Game 1 is Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas.

Eric Kendricks

Coller: Do the Vikings have a tough schedule?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

Screen Shot 2020-01-02 at 7.54.07 AM

Grand jury indicts 2 with aiding and abetting murder of Minneapolis Realtor

Four people have now been indicted by a grand jury in connection to the 2019 killing of Monique Baugh.

Nelson Cruz

White Sox sweep Twins for first time since 2016

The Twins' offense disappeared in a 4-2 loss on Thursday.

Mike Hughes

Report: Vikings trade Mike Hughes to Kansas City

The Vikings received a 2022 sixth-rounder in exchange for the former first-round pick.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Backup from fatal crash in Stearns County leads to another bad crash

The crash backed up traffic, which led to another crash in which two people were injured.

Gluten free pizza

For The Week: Monster cookies, and a search for the best gluten-free pizza in MN

BMTN food writer Lindsay Guentzel's weekly column aims to make life in the kitchen easier.

Flickr - SIMULIIDAE black fly gnat - D. Sikes

South Twin Cities metro besieged by aggressive gnats

Metropolitan Mosquito Control District has received more than 100 calls in recent days.

Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater criticizes Panthers' practice habits

The former Vikings quarterback was not a fan of his time in Carolina.

Related