September 7, 2013 16:14

Sharon Jones confirms she is recovering after successful cancer surgery Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings Tickets

Soul singer underwent surgery to remove a bile duct tumour in June (2013)

Sharon Jones confirms she is recovering after successful cancer surgery

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Sharon Jones has confirmed that she is recovering following successful cancer surgery.

In June of this year, Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings cancelled plans for a new album and tour after doctors found a stage-one tumour on the singer's bile duct. The tumour was removed that month and Jones has now written fans a letter to update them on her progress.

"Although my surgery to remove my cancer in June was successful, my doctor recommended that I do a 6 month course of preventative chemotherapy, which I started a month ago," she wrote on Facebook yesterday (September 6).

"I wish I could say it's been a breeze, but this is looking to be the most challenging part yet. Thankfully, I'm feeling stronger and more focused on getting back out on stage every day. I want you all to know that YOU are the reason why I am so motivated and driven to stay healthy and work through my recovery. Can't wait to see you all soon!"

Jones also revealed that he is spending her recovery time in "a beautiful spot in upstate New York" and said she "really couldn't be luckier to have such amazing support from my friends, family and fans".

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings have released six albums since their 2002 debut, 'Dap Dippin' with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings'.

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