Soul icon Candi Staton revealed Monday (Oct. 29) that she has been recognized with breast most cancers.
"I‘ve been recognized with breast most cancers," Staton says in an emailed assertion. "After all I’ve gone by way of in my life — the home abuse, the dangerous relationships, alcoholism, combating with file labels for royalties and all of that stuff — it’s the very last thing I ever anticipated to undergo, however I’m going by way of it and I plan to beat it."
While the 78-year-old singer's prognosis got here on the primary day of rehearsals this previous summer time for her upcoming Unstoppable Tour, Staton revealed the problem in coping with the information. "I determined to maintain it to myself and do some soul looking out, I went by way of all the feelings: denial, 'poor me' and anger. It actually helped me to be on the highway, doing one thing I like to do, and was born to do."
She has additionally inspired girls of all ages to get examined as early as potential. "Cancer can occur to anybody. I discovered a lump by way of self-check, so I actually encourage girls — together with aged girls — to get a daily mammogram," she says. "Don’t let the truth that you’re younger or that you simply’ve lived a sure size of time with out getting it idiot you in to pondering you’re proof against it. Have your self checked as a result of it will probably occur at any age."
The soul singer will start her 12-week chemotherapy therapy on Tuesday and plans to proceed engaged on her music.