Coincidences of life: just days after the news about Bobby Womack releasing “The Bravest Man In The Universe” - a new album co-produced by Damon Albarn, on 11th June - it's been announced that the artist has been taken to hospital with sudden health problems. Bassist Bootsy Collins tweeted it first: “Funkateers, Send Prayers & Love Vibes Up for Bobby Womack. He is Fighting Pneumonia in the Hospital Now. Will Update After I talk to Him. Thx u all.”
As promised, he posted an update a short while after: “I JUST SPOKE TO OUR FRIEND BOBBY WOMACK. He Wanted You All to Know That He Loves You & Thxs for the Prayers. Docs Says He Is In 1st Stage of Colon Cancer, He is Very Up Beat About His Future, we laughed & joked before we hung up. Thxs Funkateers, we will get him Back on the One!”
68-year old Womack has already overcome several addictions and prostate cancer, so we wish him all the power in the world to get back on top as soon as possible.