James Brown underwent successful surgery today (Dec. 15) to treat his recently diagnosed prostate cancer.
“Mr. Brown has successfully undergone a localized prostate cancer procedure and is resting comfortably,” Dr. James Bennett, his urologist, said in a statement. “We expect a full recovery. With proper follow-up and care, we can also expect a full cure.”
The 71-year-old “Godfather of Soul” was released this afternoon from the Midtown Urology Surgical Center in Atlanta.
Brown announced his diagnosis late last week after completing a two-week Canadian tour. He is expected to spend three weeks recovering from the procedure. The artist is due to release an autobiography next month and is planning a tour of Asia and Australia early next year.
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