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.

Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn, who collaborated with Womack on 2010's Plastic Beach, and XL Records boss Richard Russell are both serving as producers on the record, and his first single, “Please Forgive My Heart,” was released earlier this month.

Womack's upcoming album The Bravest Man in the Universe drops June 12.

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  • Bobby Womack - I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much

    I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much music video

  • THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT 'CHA (Original Full-Length Album Version) - Bobby Womack

    From his 1971 United Artists album "Communication", this song reached #2 on the R&B chart in 1972.

  • Bobby Womack california dreaming

    With original footage of california in the fifties, the wonderful song California Dreaming performed by Bobby Womack

  • Bobby Womack - Please Forgive My Heart

    Taken from the new album The Bravest Man In The Universe to be released on 11th June (UK) and 12th June (US) 2012 on XL Recordings. Produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell. bobbywomack.com

  • Bobby Womack - Where Do We Go From Here

    From his 1981 album "The Poet" on the Beverly Glen label. Composers: Bobby Womack, Jim Ford.

  • Bobby Womack - If You Think You're Lonely Now

    The greatest song of Bobby Womack ever.

  • WOMAN'S GOTTA HAVE IT - Bobby Womack

    From his classic United Artists album "Understanding", this song reached #1 on the R&B chart in 1972.

  • Bobby Womack performs at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony 2009

    Bobby Womack performs at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony 2009

  • Bobby Womack " Your Welcome, Stop On By" (1975)

    Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack (born March 4, 1944) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. An active recording artist since the early 1960s where he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos and as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist, Womack's career has spanned more than 40 years and has spanned a repertoire in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, country and funk. As a songwriter, Womack is notable for penning and originally recording The Rolling Stones' first UK No. 1 hit, "It's All Over Now" and New Birth's "I Can Understand It" among other songs. As a singer he is most notable for the hits "Lookin' For a Love", "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", "Woman's Gotta Have It", "Harry Hippie" and his 1980s hit "If You Think You're Lonely Now". Womack has been nominated for possible 2009 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

  • Unsung (Documentary) - Bobby Womack

    TV One's documentary on truly unsung artist - Bobby Womack Be sure to visit TV One's and Bobby Womack's site as well: www.tvoneonline.com www.bobbywomack.com Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

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