Sharon Jones, of popular soul music group Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, has just announced that she’s battling cancer. Jones announced the news on the group’s website, writing:
“Over the last few weeks I haven’t felt good and I didn’t know what was going on. We sadly had to cancel shows while I went through a series of tests and short hospital stays. We just found out that I have a stage-one tumor on my bile duct. Luckily we caught it really early and fast and the doctors say it’s operable and curable! I will be having surgery very soon and will have to rest and recover. I’ll be staying in touch and keeping my fans and friends updated on my progress. I’m looking forward to getting back on the road to give the people what they want!”
The 57-year-old soul singer has canceled several upcoming shows and postponed an album originally slated for an August 6, 2013.