Bobby Womack Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

    Sad news has arrived today, with the announcement that legendary soul singer Bobby Womack is fighting colon cancer. Bootsy Collins was the source of the news, breaking it on Facebook by saying: “prayers and love vibes … He is Fighting Pneumonia in the Hospital Now. Will Update After I talk to Him.”

    A further update from Collins revealed Womack’s condition. “I JUST SPOKE TO OUR FRIEND BOBBY WOMACK,” he wrote. “He Wanted You All to Know That He Loves You & Thxs for the Prayers. Docs Says He Is In 1st Stage of Colon Cancer, He is Very Up Beat About His Future, we laughed & joked before we hung up.”

    Womack has an album set for release on XL in June, which was recorded with his Gorillaz collaborator Damon Albarn and XL boss Richard Russell. The preview song from that record, “Please Forgive My Heart,” bodes extremely well for the full-length album, so let’s hope Womack fully recovers in time for its release. [via The Guardian] [Pic Wiki]