Soul Singer Sharon Jones Announces She Has Cancer

Group postpones release of album for front-woman's rehabilitation period

sharon jonesFans on Monday began saying prayers for Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, after its front-woman announced that she is seeking treatment for early-stage bile duct cancer, Reuters reports.

“Over the last few weeks I haven’t felt good and I didn’t know what was going on,” Jones, 57, said in a statement posted to Twitter. “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!”

Jones says her operation will require a “lengthy” rehabilitation period.

The soul group has postponed the release of its forthcoming album and tour.┬áIts fifth album, “Give the People What They Want,” was set for release on August 6. A new date has not been announced.