OFFSTAGE: Martina McBride Song Gets a Makeover

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Marc Silver wrote a book titled Breast Cancer Husband: How to Help Your Wife (and Yourself) During Diagnosis, Treatment and Beyond. So you’d think he would love Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” just as it is. But in today’s Los Angeles Times, Silver admits he is not quite as perfect as the guy in the song. And he has rewritten a few lyrics to reflect that. “As a veteran breast cancer husband, I must report that new members of the breast cancer husband club are often clueless about what to do. So, with the greatest respect to McBride, I offer my own breast cancer husband’s song, ’I’m Gonna Muddle Through It,'” he writes. You have to see the new version for yourself, in all of its typical that-is-so-what-my-husband-would-do honesty. It’s very humble and foolish and funny.