Womack’s newest record, The Bravest Man In The Universe, was recorded with Damon Albarn and is due out June 11 on XL (you can hear a track from it below). It’s the singer’s first original album in 18 years. The sad news, via the Guardian:
On the eve of his hotly anticipated comeback album, news has emerged that Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with colon cancer. The 68-year-old soul singer is also being treated for pneumonia, according to the bassist Bootsy Collins, but remains “very upbeat about his future”.