Famed New York soul singer Sharon Jones has delayed the release of her new album Give The People What They Want which was scheduled to be released on August 6 in lieu of being been diagnosed with stage-one bile duct cancer. Jones will undergo surgery and is expected to make a full recovery after a lengthy convalescence. Jones issued the following statement:
“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!”