Sharon Jones Announces Her Cancer Has Returned

Photo by Paul McGeiver
Photo by Paul McGeiver

Soul singer and performer Sharon Jones announced last Friday that the pancreatic cancer she was first afflicted with in 2013 has unfortunately returned. At the premiere of the documentary Miss Sharon Jones!, directed by Barbra Kopple and telling the story of Jones’ first bout with cancer, 59-year-old Jones told the crowd that she would begin chemotherapy on September 16 and that she would “keep fighting.”

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No wide release date for the documentary has been announced yet. Jones and her band The Dap-Kings have a Christmas album coming out October 30. Pre-order It’s a Holiday Soul Party here.

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