Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires have spent much of the year out on the road, following int he success of his recent album Changes. However, upon getting the news that Charles’s doctors have discovered a cancerous tumour in his stomach, Bradley has cancelled his upcoming tour dates as the 67 year old begins his treatment and recuperation.

In a statement, Bradley said “In the past few months, I have had to cancel a number of shows due to illness, taking me away from my beautiful fans. 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.

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,”

In the meantime, let’s enjoy the man and his music.