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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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121.

rebecca    

WOW!!!!!!! what a loser! Well what comes around goes around.
Becareful how you treat people because it will come back and bite you in the bum!!!!!!!!!!!!

1063 days ago
122.

Sloane    

my sister had INFLAMMATORY BREAST CANCER (IBC for short)and was diagnosed at stage 4 becauseit's so reare and didn't show in the mommogram or ultrasound-only the biopsy
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she ahd chemo, 6 rounds of the strongest drug combination possible, to try to shrink the cancer that had travelled outside the breast
then a mastectomy hoping that they had contained it all to the left breast
then about 2 months of daily radiation
within a few months it was back- in the other breast and again stage 4 so she had to start the terrible chemo/surgery radioation cycle all over again having not really recovered from what the first go round had taken out of her
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about 4 1/2 years after diagnosis she died after a long and valiant struggle
......being a few months post treatment means nothing depending on the type of breast cancer it is
and this young woman having a double mastectomy tells me that is was an aggressive one and she is not home free
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women need to google IBC and learn as much as they can about it- can strike at any age- men also
my sister's doctor had never come upon a case before he so he didn't recognize the symptoms for months as it metasticized
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given that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month - pass the info on IBC to all the women that you know so they can be insistent and demand a biopsy if they are suspicious and the other tests show nothing- it is their right!
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KOMO TV Seattle did a great series on it
http://www.komonews.com/ibc/
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since her death 5 years ago my mission is to educate-
EDUCATION IS THE KEY
spread the word and email the KOMO info to friends and family

1063 days ago
123.

Tim    

Piece of ****

1063 days ago
124.

GLAAD HATER    

although i feel awful for the wife....thats what you get for marrying a M*******!

1063 days ago
125.

Bird    

This is why people shouldn't get married so soon. Marriage is a LIFE-LONG commitment. You aren't supposed to just take off when sh_t gets hard. Marriage is about sticking together through the hard times, and becoming stronger as a couple because of it. Yeah, you're going to hate the motherf_cker from time to time, but at the end of the day, you know that you love that person despite the problems you may have. I'm getting so sick of seeing people getting divorced over nothing. Having a couple bad fights doesn't mean it's time for a divorce, it means it's time to step back, assess the situation, and decide what needs to be done to fix it. Man up. Stop running away from your problems.

1063 days ago
126.

Dub    

NOTE TO TE: Trade or cut this clown - but do it as soon as the season concludes, and show him the respect he wouldn't afford his wife or teammates!

1063 days ago
127.

archieartc    

It shows that Lackey is a loser, on and off the field. The Sox should get rid of him by any means whatever.

1063 days ago
128.

chaz lane    

What's with everyone on here just assuming they know Lackey is filing based on her having cancer??? Didn't he stay with her through all the treatments, yeah he did. Talk about quick to judge, based on how the story is presented to you.

1063 days ago
129.

Brian    

Come on guys, cut him some Slackey

1063 days ago
130.

Kelly    

It didn't say how long they knew each other/ dated prior to the marriage.
As it stands they were married less then 3 years with emotional and traumatic illness most likely taking up much of those short years.
Even the strongest longest marriages under go tremendous stress during such an illness.
Sad that it doesn't seem they had much of a chance to enjoy life together as man & wife before tragedy struck.

1063 days ago
131.

noel    

people are too quick to jump on him. maybe she cheated on him, or maybe he just doesn't want her anymore, who cares what the reason is. considering the divorce rate in our country i doubt many of you have a right to judge this guy.

1063 days ago
132.

Yanks98    

What a M*******..............

1063 days ago
133.

anon    

what a jackhole

1063 days ago
134.

Andrew    

None of you pathetic paparazzi-loving no-lifes know Mr. Lackey at all so why don't you save your assumptions and salon gossip for people like Kesha and the Situation. Or better yet get a life yourself. YOur life must be severely lacking if you have to get your kicks at the expense of other people who you neither know nor will ever know. None of you know the situation, none of you know what is going on in their lives and none of you SHOULD cuz it's none of your business cuz none of you will ever been as important to this world as even a mediocre baseball pitcher. Get a hobby, build some model airplanes. You all assume he's divorcing his wife because she has cancer and you have literally no reason to assume that other than because you assume the worst in people because you think it's entertainment. You're all worse than he is.

1063 days ago
135.

Kelly    

TMZ enjoys seeing how easily they can lead and control people's opinions.
Really the only bad guy I could see in this post is the cancer.

1063 days ago
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