An update on the singer’s Facebook page reads, “We’re delighted to announce that 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.”
Womack has battled drug addiction, developing diabetes, suffered a bout of pneumonia and undergone surgery to remove a potentially cancerous tumor but he has a new album coming out entitled, “The Bravest Man in the Universe,” and rightly so…a testament to his will to survive.
According to The Huffington Post, Damon Albarn (Gorillas mastermind), who collaborated with Womack on 2010′s “Plastic Beach,” and XL Records boss Richard Russell are serving as producers on the record. The first single, “Please Forgive My Heart,” was released earlier this month. “The Bravest Man in the Universe” drops June 12.