Sharon Jones, 57, of Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings has been diagnosed with stage-one bile-duct cancer she revealed on her website.
The singer will cancel all of her upcoming appearances and even delay the release of her upcoming album. The group’s upcoming tour will also be rescheduled.
Thankfully, the cancer was caught early and Jones is expected to make a full recovery.
“Over the last few weeks I haven’t felt good and I didn’t know what was going on,” said Jones in a brief message. “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.”
According to USA Today, bile-duct is the thin tube connecting the liver to the small intestine. The American Cancer Society reports that between 2,000 and 3,000 people are diagnosed with the cancer each year.