Bobby Womack Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

Musician Bobby Woman playing the guitar on stage.( — U.S. singer-songwriter Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with colon cancer, according to a message posted by his longtime friend Bootsy Collins on Facebook. This news comes after Womack was hospitalized this weekend with a bout of pneumonia.

Funk bassist Collins said he had spoken to the soul musician over the weekend.

“He Wanted You All to Know That He Loves You & Thxs for the Prayers,” Collins wrote. “Doc says He Is In 1st Stage of Colon Cancer, He is Very Up Beat About His Future, we laughed and joked before we hung up.”

Representatives for Womack could not immediately be reached for comment.

Womack, 68, was rushed to hospital in Houston, Texas earlier this month due to severe shortness of breath, and was scheduled to undergo “a minor heart procedure.”