Damon Albarn and Bobby Womack of Gorillaz perform on stage at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on December 16, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Friends, family and fans of legendary soul singer Bobby Womack can breathe a sigh of relief. He is cancer free after undergoing surgery for colon cancer. Womack had been given a dire prognosis and has battled drug abuse and diabetes throughout his career. He is released a highly-anticipated new album in June. Huffington Post reports:

After being diagnosed with colon cancer earlier this year, singer Bobby Womack is now cancer-free.

“We’re delighted to announce that Bobby Womack has successfully undergone surgery for suspected colon cancer,” an update on the singer’s Facebook page reads. “A tumour was removed last night which turned out to be cancer free. We wish him all the best in his recovery from the operation. Thank you for all your kind messages and support.”

After battling drug addiction, developing diabetes, suffering from a nasty bout of pneumonia and undergoing surgery to remove a potentially cancerous tumor, Womack’s new album, The Bravest Man in the Universe, is a testament to the singer’s will to survive.

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