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Sharon Jones diagnosed with cancer, cancels album

NEW YORK (AP) -- Soul singer Sharon Jones has cancer and has canceled plans for an album and tour in 2013.

A Monday news release says Jones has stage 1 bile duct cancer and needs immediate surgery.

Jones and her band the Dap-Kings had planned to release "Give the People What They Want" on Aug. 6 and were already touring. The singer was forced to miss a few shows recently while looking for a cause of her illness.

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The release says that doctors caught the tumor early and that the cancer has not spread. They expect the 57-year-old to make a full recovery.

Jones says she'll stay in touch with fans and keep them updated on her condition.

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Sharon please see us Isle La Motte Reflexology and Wellness, we will be happy to help you with free treatments in the Ingham Method of Reflexology...consider it....see our website...love Debbie and John

 

Jun 12, 2013 1:40PM
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Best wishes for a full recovery Ms. Jones. When the day comes that cancer is finally done away with, I think each and every person on the planet will rejoice and also shed a tear in remembrance for who among us has not been touched by this scourge.
Jun 4, 2013 2:44AM
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I hope all goes well for you......nobody wants to hear that word "cancer"
Jun 3, 2013 5:45PM
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Keep on keeping on Sharon. Watching you and Daryl Hall sing together on LFDH was an awesome  experience. I no I speak for many when I say "we miss LFDH" and the awesome guest appearances on the show. My sincere wishes to you that you will battle this horrid disease and come back stronger than ever. ~~
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