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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

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Soul Singer Sharon Jones Has Bile Duct Cancer

Sharon Jones Diagnosed with Bile Duct Cancer, Postpones Album & Tour

Originally posted 06/03/2013 10:35AM

She's down – but not out.

Singer Sharon Jones, 57, the frontwoman of the soul and funk revivalist group Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, has revealed she's been diagnosed with stage-one bile duct cancer and has been forced to cancel all promotional duties. An album, scheduled for release in August, will also be postponed.

In a statement posted on her website, Jones says early detection of the stage-one tumor on her bile duct means she is expected to make a full recovery.

"We caught it really early and fast and the doctors say it's operable and curable," she wrote. "I will be having surgery very soon and will have to rest and recover."

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