Soul Singer Sharon Jones Vows To Come Back Stronger Than Ever After Cancer Diagnosis

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Singer and front-woman of the Dap-Kings Sharon Jones revealed this week that she has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumour growing on her bile duct. The singer has viewed the life-threatening disease in encouragingly positive fashion, with the singer revealing that the tumour was caught fast and she should be able to make a full recovery after the unexpected health scare.

The 57-year-old was due to release her fifth album with her band, titled Give the People What They Want, with a number of promo shows already planned before the release of the album, however the singer has had to post-pone both in order to undergo surgery immediately. A rep for the singer said that it may be some time before the singer will be back on stage and able to release the new album because of the "invasive and complex nature" of the surgery, which will in turn result in a "a rather lengthy convalescence," but recovery from the disease nonetheless.

"Over the last few weeks I haven't felt good and I didn't know what was going on," Jones herself explained in a statement released on the Dap-King's website on Monday (June 3), adding, "We just found out that I have a stage-one tumour 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 I'm looking forward to getting back on the road to give the people what they want!"

The group were due to release Give the People What They Want on August 6, but luckily for fans of the group they have released the first single from the album already (which you can stream below) through their SoundCloud page. Funnily enough, the name of the song is called 'Retreat,' which is probably what she is saying to her tumour right now.

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The singer is expected to make a full recovery

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The group's upcoming tour dates and album release has had to be post-poned


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