Bobby Womack Diagnosed With Cancer

Soul icon, Bobby Womack, is recovering in hospital after being diagnosed with colon cancer.

Womack has established himself as a true icon of American music, his influence causing ripples far beyond the soul and R&B circles. Sadly, though, as well as undergoing treatment for pneumonia, the news recently was broken that Womack has also been diagnosed with colon cancer.

Close friend, Bootsy Collins, had been visiting Bobby Womack in hospital and later announced the shocking news. Updates were posted over the weekend, with Collins writing personally:

"Send Prayers & Love Vibes Up for Bobby Womack. He is Fighting Pneumonia in the Hospital Now. Will Update After I talk to Him. Thx u all."

He later announced:

"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!"

It was only last year that Womack underwent treatment for prostate cancer in between Working with Damon Albarm and Richard Russell on a new album, The Bravest Man In The Universe, which will be released on June 11th.

Listen to the new track Please Forgive My Heart.