Facing cancer diagnosis, Charles Bradley cancels tour dates including SOS Fest

Charles Bradley performs at Clive Bar at SXSW on Tuesday March 17, 2015. Photo by Jay Janner
Charles Bradley performs at Clive Bar at SXSW on Tuesday March 17, 2015. Photo by Jay Janner

67-year-old dynamo, Charles Bradley, has spent the better part of the last year on the road, thrilling audiences around the world with his searing soul. After canceling several recent dates for health reasons, he announced today that doctors have discovered a cancerous tumor in his stomach and he will cancel all remaining tour dates to undergo treatment and recovery.

Bradley was scheduled to play the inaugural Sound on Sound Fest at Sherwood Forest Faire on the first weekend on November.

Bradley released the following statement on social media Tuesday afternoon:

“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.”

We wish the Screaming Eagle a speedy recovery.

Author: Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith has been hanging out in dimly lit corners of the city soaking in the music scene for almost 20 years. Twitter: @deborific

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