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Singer Brown treated for cancer

Brown is due to tour Asia and Australia earlier next year Singer James Brown, dubbed the Godfather of Soul, underwent surgery to treat prostate cancer on Wednesday. Dr James Bennett said the 71-year-old soul star was “resting comfortably” after surgery at the Midtown Urology Surgical Centre in Atlanta, in the US. “We expect a full recovery,” said Dr Bennett. “With proper follow-up and care, we can also expect a full cure.” Before the operation, Brown said: “I have overcome a lot of things in my life. I will overcome this as well.” Brown, who recently finished a two-week Canadian tour, is expected to spend three weeks recovering from the operation. “Mr Brown has always been a fighter and we are confident that he will be back ‘on the good foot’ soon for another 50 years,” said the singer’s manager, “SuperFrank” Copsidas. Best known for hits such as I Feel Good and Cold Sweat, Brown was diagnosed with prostrate cancer late last week. He still plans a tour of Asia and Australia next year and is due to release an autobiography next month. Earlier this year, the soul legend was charged with domestic abuse after a row with his fourth wife Tomi Rae Hynie, but the allegation was resolved when he failed to contest the charge. Prosecutors said Brown had pleaded guilty to the charges and would forfeit a $1,000 bond as a fine.