Charles Bradley Diagnosed with Stomach Cancer

Charles Bradley Diagnosed with Stomach Cancer
Photo: Mark Shaw
Last month, soul singer Charles Bradley was forced to postpone a series of dates due to an unspecified medical condition. It's now been revealed that Bradley has been diagnosed with cancer and will be forced to cancel all upcoming tour dates.

Bradley made the announcement today (October 4), with his camp revealing his doctors found a cancerous tumour in his stomach. As such, he will need to take a break from his music career for treatment and recovery.

However, a press release states, "The 67-year old soul singer has always been a fighter and is determined to come back stronger and with even more love to give."

Bradley himself shared the following statement:

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.

Tour dates:

10/06 Los Angeles, CA - The Shrine
10/07 Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
10/08 Lincoln, NE - Lincoln Calling
10/18 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
10/20 Halifax, NS - Halifax Pop Explosion
10/22 Laval, QC - Salle André-Mathieu
10/23 Ottawa, ON - Bronson Centre
10/26 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
10/28 Live Oak, FL - Suwannee Hulaween
10/29 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
10/30 New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music Festival
11/03 Houston, TX - Warehouse
11/04 San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
11/05 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
11/06 Austin, TX - Sound on Sound Fest