Soul singer Charles Bradley has announced that he’s canceling his upcoming tour dates after doctors found a cancerous tumor in his stomach. The 67-year-old has been touring with his band throughout the year to promote his latest album, Changes.
“In the past few months, I have had to cancel a number of shows due to illness, taking me away from my beautiful fans,” Bradley says in a statement. “My doctors recently discovered a cancerous tumor in my stomach. I’m getting the best medical care and we are all extremely optimistic. I will fight through this like I’ve fought through the many other obstacles in my life.”
“My upcoming tour dates will be postponed so I can concentrate on healing,” he adds. “Thank you all for understanding. Music is how I share my love with the world, and the love that my fans have given back brings me so much joy. I look forward to seeing your gorgeous faces soon, and to continue to share my love through music.”
Bradley most recently performed at the Meadows Music & Arts Festival in Queens, New York, this past weekend.