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Sharon Jones Diagnosed With Cancer

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Singer Sharon Jones has to put a halt on artistic endeavors for the moment as she has been diagnosed with cancer.

The frontwoman of the Dap-Kings revealed the news on the group’s website. As a result of her stage 1 bile duct cancer diagnosis, she must delay working on “Give the People What They Want,” her sixth album with the group, which was scheduled for an Aug. 6 release.

“Over the last few weeks I haven’t felt good and I didn’t know what was going on,” Jones wrote in her message to fans. “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.”

Jones seemed optimistic, sharing news that she will fully recover from the cancer. “Luckily we caught it really early and fast and the doctors say it’s operable and curable!” she disclosed. “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!”

She will also postpone touring plans until her medical condition improves.

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