Sharon Jones Says Her Cancer Has Returned

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23:  Sharon Jones performs onstage during The Music Of David Byrne & Talking Heads at Carnegie Hall on March 23, 2015 in New York City.  (PHOTO CREDIT: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 23: Sharon Jones performs onstage during The Music Of David Byrne & Talking Heads at Carnegie Hall on March 23, 2015 in New York City. (PHOTO CREDIT: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

A new documentary about Sharon Jones’ battle with stage-one bile duct cancer just opened this past weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, and though Miss Sharon Jones! ends on a triumphant note, the iconic singer revealed that the cancer has returned.

“I start chemo on Wednesday,” she told the crowd during an appearance at the festival, according to Indiewire. “But I’m gonna keep fighting. We got a long way to go.”

She addressed the crowd again after a second screening on Sunday. “I’m going to do what I have to do,” she said, according to the Toronto Star. “I’m going to sing.”

SOURCE: Spin, James Grebey

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