05/24/2012 12:36 pm ET

Bobby Womack Cancer-Free: Singer's Surgery Was Successful

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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