Soul legend Bobby Womack has reportedly been diagnosed with colon cancer. The news came out via a post by Bootsy Collins on his Facebook page that read as follows:
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 was recently honored on an episode of TV One's "Unsung," and is readying the release of a new album scheduled for June of this year (see video below). There has been no confirming report about Womack's condition.
One of the most enigmatic and talented Soul men of all time, Bobby Womack has been a sort of Soul Forrest Gump, serving as a link from 50s Gospel to 60s Soul to 70s Rock and to some of the greatest musicians in each genre...Read full biography.