Bobby Womack’s Surgery Leaves Him “Cancer Free”

    In a month full of musical tragedy, there’s finally a ray of hope. After announcing that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer earlier this year, R&B legend Bobby Womack seems to be well on the road to recovery.

    Earlier today Womack’s Facebook reported, “We’re delighted to announce that Bobby Womack has successfully undergone surgery for suspected colon cancer. A tumour was removed last night which turned out to be cancer free. We wish him all the best in his recovery from the operation. Thank you for all your kind messages and support.”

    Womack’s first album in over a decade, The Bravest Man In The Universe is due out June 12 (one day earlier in the UK) via XL Recordings. [HT]