Bobby Womack cleared of Cancer

Bobby Womack has been given the all-clear from colon cancer. Womack was diagnosed for the disease in March. A successful operation to remove a tumour took place yesterday.

A posting on the soul singer’s Facebook page yesterday said that surgery to remove a tumour was successful:

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.

Bobby Womack‘s new album,The Bravest Man In The Universe, is set for release on June 11. The album Womack’s first LP of original material in 18 years, following 1994’s Resurrection. The album will be released on the XL label, also home to Adele and The xx.

Bobby Womack is due to play two UK gigs next month – one at London’s Heaven on June 14, followed by a slot at the capital’s Lovebox festival two days later (16).