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Red Sox John Lackey

Divorcing Wife Battling Cancer

9/26/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey has filed to divorce his wife, Krista ... who is in the middle of battling breast cancer.

Lackey filed on August 30, according to court docs in Texas, claiming "the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities." Krista and John got married in November, 2008.

Sources close to the family tell TMZ ... Krista underwent a double mastectomy back in March and underwent chemo as recently as June.

The divorce petition says John and Krista had a prenup. It also says Lackey has "separate property" he wants to keep for himself.

Lackey filed the divorce papers using only his and Krista's initials -- a tactic Tony Parker and Eva Longoria ... and Sandra Bullock and Jesse James also used in their Texas divorces.

It's unclear why Lackey -- who's struggled on the field all season long -- didn't wait til the off-season, about a month from now, to start divorce proceedings.

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4:33 PM: The Red Sox just released a statement on Lackey's behalf -- telling us, "John Lackey is dealing with a deeply personal family issue, and it is one the Red Sox do not feel is appropriate for public debate.  The Red Sox request that John and Krista’s privacy be respected."

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LoudMouth    

Geeze, what a nice guy. If there is such a thing as karma, hopefully he gets what coming to him in the way of a Lance Armstrong testicular adjustment.

1070 days ago
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Rogue Warrior    

She may have cut him off in the sack????

1070 days ago
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VictoriaGirl    

More proof that ALL pro-athletes are huge pieces of sh$t. Lets face it, 99% of them are rapists, woman beaters, addicts, etc.

1070 days ago
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amazon_woman    

DISGUSTING MAN.

1070 days ago
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Strokadellic    

Well, at least now he can start hanging out with John Edwards and Newt Gingrich. Great dudes.

1070 days ago
6.

Dave    

More like his season ends in three days.

1070 days ago
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crimsons    

Well, he's a star, after all! Can't have a wife without boobs.

1070 days ago
8.

E    

What an insensitive idiot. Your wife needs you the most right now, and instead you decide to run and hide. Coward.

1070 days ago
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Murphman    

I dont know the whole story here, but the word douchenozzle comes to mind. Its insensitive to the Sox too. Could have waited till the offseason. No reason to have to get divorced right now. Its not like they are together. He's constantly on the road.

1070 days ago
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Butterfly    

As if this woman did not have enough to deal with, he backs out like ANY COWARD!!! Life has a way of coming back to bite and he will get his just reward when he least expects it. Someone like this poor excuse of a "man" will be boo-hooing "why me?" "why me?" He will learn sooner or later and no one will care!

1070 days ago
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nikki    

And he couldn't wait til his wife (hopefully) is proclaimed a surviver? What a super jerk!

1070 days ago
12.

Bobby    

Douche Bag.

1070 days ago
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two cents    

Really. Very classy. Sounds like a real prize. So much for "in sickness and in health". He must be a very angry, bitter little man.

1070 days ago
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ant    

just saying: "what if she pulled a "steve nash" on him?
just saying.....

1070 days ago
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spinner25    

Chemo is poison. Seriously.

It DOES kill cancer in some people, and that's great.

But for some, it causes changes in the brain that can lead to personality changes.

My dad became a different person after Chemo. It happens.

Lets give him some credit. We do not know specifics.

Dogging on him just because of the timing, when no other facts are known is not cool.

1070 days ago
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