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Charles Bradley diagnosed with stomach cancer, postpones tour dates

Charles Bradley on 'Luke Cage'
Charles Bradley on ‘Luke Cage’

We posted yesterday that Charles Bradley would be playing two New Year’s shows in Brooklyn. Unfortunately those, and all of Charles’ other upcoming dates, have been postponed as he has been diagnosed with stomach cancer:

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.

Charles, we’re all pulling for you. Fuck cancer, and get better.

In happier news you can catch Charles Bradley appears in Netflix’s latest Marvel series, Luke Cage. He’s one of a number of artists who perform in the show (also Raphael Saadiq, Jidenna, and others) and he’s in the series third episode, knocking it out with “Ain’t it a Sin.”

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