Bobby Womack Stricken With Cancer

The singer/songwriter is reported to be in the first stage of colon cancer.

Word on Bobby Womack’s cancer diagnosis came via a message posted on Facebook by his friend, bassist Bootsy Collins.

“I JUST SPOKE TO OUR FRIEND BOBBY WOMACK,” Collins wrote. “He Wanted You All to Know That He Loves You & Thxs for the Prayers. Doc says he is in 1st Stage of Colon Cancer, He is Very Up Beat About His Future, we laughed & joked before we hung up.”

Photo: AP Photo
Sydney Entertainment Centre, Darling Harbour, Australia

Womack’s management has yet to comment on the artist’s medical condition. Reuters reports “severe shortness of breath” resulted in Womack being “rushed” to a Houston hospital earlier this month and “was scheduled to undergo a minor heart procedure.”