Sharon Jones, the 57-year-old lead singer of the Dap-Kings, has a stage one tumor in her digestive track. Her next album, originally set to hit shelves early August, has been postponed. The shows the Dap-Kings had planned for the next few months are also cancelled.
“Luckily we caught it really early and really fast, and the doctors say it’s operable and curable!” she told the Huffington Post.
Curable is a questionable term when it comes to cancer. Jones will be alright, though. She’s got the soul. Mostly she is thinking of her fans: “I’m looking forward to getting back on the road to give the people what they want! . . . I’m down, but not out!”
Jones promised she would be keeping in touch with her fans throughout this whole process.