After being hospitalized this weekend with a bout of pneumonia, Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with colon cancer.
Longtime comrade Bootsy Collins wrote on Facebook yesterday (March 25):
“I JUST SPOKE TO OUR FRIEND BOBBY WOMACK. He Wanted You All to Know That He Loves You & Thxs for the Prayers. Docs Says He Is In 1st Stage of Colon Cancer, He is Very Up Beat About His Future, we laughed & joked before we hung up. Thxs Funkateers, we will get him Back on the One!”
Womack is set to release his new album, The Bravest Man in the Universe, on June 12. The album was produced by Damon Albarn of the Gorillaz, with whom the soul legend also collaborated on their 2010 album Plastic Beach for “Stylo.” —Stephanie Long
Listen to Bravest Man’s first single below.