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Sharon Jones Recovering After Surgery

'I am feeling better than I ever expected,' tweets soul singer

Sharon Jones performs in Seattle, Washington.
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June 12, 2013 3:55 PM ET

Soul singer Sharon Jones tweeted that she is feeling fine and recovering well after undergoing surgery on a stage one tumor in her bile duct.

"Out of surgery, and I am feeling better than I ever expected," Jones wrote. "The nurses at the hospital are taking care of me and I am feeling so grateful." In a show of good humor, she added: "Tubes in my throat, tubes in my nose, tubes in my stomach, tubes in my – I'm all tubed up!"

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Jones revealed last week that doctors had found the tumor in her bile duct and that her impending surgery meant she would have to cancel a handful of tour dates and postpone the August 6th release date for her latest album with the Dap-Kings, Give the People What They Want. A new release date has yet to be scheduled, though the singer is determined to return as soon as possible.

"I will be having surgery very soon and will have to rest and recover," Jones said in a statement. "I'll be staying in touch and keeping my fans and friends updated on my progress. I'm looking forward to getting back on the road to give the people what they want!"

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