Sharon Jones Battling Cancer, Cancels Remaining Dap-Kings Tour
Sharon Jones postpones tour and album release due to cancer diagnosis
Sharon Jones, retro soul singer and frontwoman for the Dap-Kings, announced she’s battling stage 1 bile duct cancer, but expects a full recovery. She will be taking a hiatus to undergo treatment for the disease which affects the liver, gallbladder and small intestine. Although her illness was detected early, the nature of the disease requires that Jones, 57, must pull away from her rigorous work schedule. She recently released a message to her fans and supporters:
The forthcoming album, Give the People What They Want, has been tentatively postponed from being released. It was originally scheduled to be released on August 6. The band hopes to reveal a new release date and a revised tour schedule in weeks to come.
Sharon Jones, a favorite at world-class music festivals, is best known for her underground soul hits, “I Learned the Hard Way,” “100 Days 1o0 Nights” and “Tell Me.”
We wish her a speedy recovery.
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