Bobby Womack cancer free

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 May 2012
Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack is cancer free after having a tumour removed

Bobby Womack is cancer free.

The soul music legend was thought to have developed colon cancer in March, but after having a tumour removed he has been given the all clear.

A post on the 'Across 110th Street' singer's Facebook page read: "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."

Bobby was initially diagnosed with Pneumonia and hospitalised in March, when he was given the cancer diagnosis.

While still recovering, he said his singing voice has recently been better than ever.

He told The Guardian newspaper: "Bad as I been, I can sing my ass off, better than I could before. Maybe it's been preserved or something.

"If I can take control of my life from drugs, divorces, anything, I stand tall.

"I'm speaking for all those singers who gave up. Marvin, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett: I can keep naming them until you say OK, I got enough. They need more respect than can ever be given to them. And I'm gonna set the record straight."

Singer and songwriter Bobby started his career in the 60s with family band The Valentinos and playing guitar for Sam Cooke. He originally wrote The Rolling Stones first UK number one hit 'It's All Over Now'.

Bobby released hit singles including 'Harry Hippie,' 'Across 110th Street' and 'Lookin' For Love' before his career stalled at the end of the 70s.

He released albums through the 80s and 90s, but made a mainstream comeback in 2010, appearing on the Gorillaz track 'Stylo'. He also has his first album in over ten years, 'The Bravest Man in the Universe', planned for release in June.

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