Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Sharon Jones has cancer, postpones new album and tour

Sharon Jones is postponing the release of her upcoming record after being diagnosed with stage-one bile duct cancer. The singer has also scrapped a number of upcoming tour dates in order to have surgery, then rest and recuperate. In a statement, Jones said that, while she has a tumor on her bile duct, “We caught it really early and fast and the doctors say it’s operable and curable.”

Jones and her band, The Dap-Kings, had planned to drop Give The People What They Want Aug. 6 and haven’t yet set a new date for its release. The record is the group’s sixth.


Share This Story

Get our newsletter