Cancer Diagnosis Cancels Upcoming Charles Bradley Tour

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Get better, brutha, because we need more hugs from you.

By Fred Mills

All we can do is echo the subhead, above: Funk/soul man extraordinaire announced via Facebook today that his upcoming North American tour had been cancelled in the wake of an unexpected medical diagnosis:

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.

There’s not much we can say, so let’s all say a prayer for Sir Charles, and hope for some funky good times in the future – good times, like this one, that longtime BLURT photographer John Boydston captured earlier this year in Atlanta.

Photo credit: John Boydston

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