Tammy Faye Messner Says She Has Cancer

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LOS ANGELES - Former televangelist Tammy Faye Messner announced Thursday on CNN's "Larry King Live" that she has inoperable lung cancer.

Messner, 62, told one caller that she "believes in miracles" and told another that she is considering holistic medicine in addition to chemotherapy to treat her cancer.

The former Tammy Faye Bakker divorced televangelist Jim Bakker in 1992 while he was serving a sentence for financial fraud.

Messner has a self-help book "I Will Survive ... And You Will, Too!" that was released last year before she was diagnosed. She recently appeared on the WB reality show "The Surreal Life," costarring with former rapper Vanilla Ice, ex-porn star Ron Jeremy and others.