Sharon Jones diagnosed with cancer, cancels album

FILE - This June 8, 2012 file photo shows soul singer Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings performing during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, file)
FILE - This June 8, 2012 file photo shows soul singer Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings performing during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Soul singer Sharon Jones has cancer and has canceled plans for an album and tour in 2013.

A Monday news release says Jones has stage-one bile duct cancer and needs immediate surgery.

Jones and her band, the Dap-Kings, had planned to release “Give the People What They Want” on Aug. 6 and were already touring. The singer was forced to miss a few shows recently while looking for a cause of her illness.

The release says that doctors caught the tumor early and that the cancer hasn’t spread. They expect the 57-year-old to make a full recovery.

Jones says she’ll stay in touch with fans and keep them updated on her condition.

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http://sharonjonesandthedapkings.com

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