Soul singer Sharon Jones has been diagnosed with bile duct cancer and announced that she's taking time off for medical treatments. As a result, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings are postponing their 2013 tour as well as their album Give the People What They Want that was scheduled for an August 6 release.
In a statement on her official website, Sharon Jones says:
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!
Thankfully, it appears that the cancer was caught in an early stage and is treatable. Her website says:
Sharon Jones has been diagnosed with stage-one bile duct cancer, which has fortunately been discovered early and has not spread. It is expected that the immediate proposed surgical solution will lead to a full recovery, but because of its invasive and complex nature, will necessitate a rather lengthy convalescence.
We here at Zumic are wishing Sharon the best in her recovery.
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Cancelled 2013 Tour Dates:
Clearwater Festival CANCELLED
Rochester International Jazz CANCELLED
Meadow Brook Music Festival CANCELLED
Rochester Hills, MI
Cain Park CANCELLED
Cleveland Heights, OH
Festival International de Jazz CANCELLED
Newport Yachting Center CANCELLED
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom CANCELLED
Hampton Beach, NH
Forecastle Festival CANCELLED
Rock en Siene CANCELLED
Zeltfest Ruhr CANCELLED