Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Back After CancerBy: Alexandria Sardam - October 9, 2013
Sharon Jones, the soulful vocalist of the Brooklyn-based Dap-Kings was diagnosed with stage-one-bile-duct cancer in June. According to the band’s website, the 57-year-old has been recovering nicely and plans to continue with her music.
“This past spring, Daptone Records had just announced the August release of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Give the People What They Want when Sharon Jones was diagnosed with cancer. The scheduled release and supporting tours were immediately put on hold and all efforts were quickly shifted to her treatment and recovery. It brings great joy and relief to announce that after a successful operation, ongoing treatment, and the continued support and love of friends, family, and fans, Sharon Jones is back.”
More good news is that the leading lady and the Dap-Kings also announced plans to return to the stage.
Jones announced she was recovering in upstate New York after a successful surgery in June. She began a six-month regimen of chemotherapy in August.
Check out the bands popular hit, “100 Days, 100 Nights.”
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