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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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166.

Home Skillet    

D-bag. As a die-hard Angels fan, I never even liked this guy. His true colors are showing.

1037 days ago
167.

CommonSense    

Oh GREAT! Yet another chick with a double mastectomy like Chastity Bono who we'll be expected to call Karl now instead of Krista.

1037 days ago
168.

tchase98    

Having cancer doesn't make one a saint. I'm not saying anything about this women since I don't now her,but to assume that he's an jerk for divorcing her when you don't know the whole story is wrong. maybe she's a total bitch and he's been staying as long as he has because of the cancer and now he just can't stand her anymore if ya don't know the whole story shut yer trap

1037 days ago
169.

Barry    

Just like a red sox! Cold blooded and hope red sox get eliminated from wild card spot now, but hoped that before I heard this! LOL

1037 days ago
170.

johnnieg    

He is one miserable Bastard..........

1037 days ago
171.

Chantel    

Extremely disgusting MAN.. KARMA will follow what goes around and comes around

1037 days ago
172.

TY    

So much for the excuse his wife's breast cancer was causing his god awful season.

1037 days ago
173.

big b     

piece of **** like most mlb ballplayers needs the **** slapped out of him .ill do it for free.

1037 days ago
174.

Judy Anne    

pretty sad....he looks like a wimp!!!!!!! a REAL MAN stays with his wife giving her love and support....she is a beautiful woman who can do so much better....get rid of the whinny little pr%ck (and I mean that literally)!!!!

1037 days ago
175.

Shelly    

I didn't like him before I found this piece of news. Man up Lackey!!! You wife is battling Cancer!!! You POS!!!

1037 days ago
176.

Mike    

Another reason why TMZ is a POS... so what he's getting a divorce. Folks working there need to get a life and stop worrying about what other people have going on.

1037 days ago
177.

allpro    

Marry for love not money. Problem solved.

1037 days ago
178.

Chief    

For all of you railing on Lackey, remember two things.
1. You don't know the whole story.
2. This was written by the NY Post, so it is not like they are going to present a version that is going to be close to the enture story.

1037 days ago
179.

Sarafina    

DOUCHEBAG OF THE YEAR!

1037 days ago
180.

Nick    

What's more sad is that other people, beyond their families and immediate friends, feel the need to comment. As if you guys have ANY information on the situation beyond some stupid article on ZMT.com. Get a life, you jackals.

1037 days ago
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