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Singer Sharon Jones Says She Has Cancer

LOS ANGELES — Soul group Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on Monday postponed the release of its forthcoming album and tour after Jones was diagnosed with early-stage bile duct cancer, according to a statement on the band’s website.

The singer, 57, is to undergo surgery, and is expected to make a full recovery but will require a “lengthy” rehabilitation period, the statement said.

“Over the last few weeks I haven’t felt good and I didn’t know what was going on,” Jones said in a statement. “We just found out that I have a stage-one tumor on my bile duct. Luckily we caught it really early and fast and the doctors say it’s operable and curable!”

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