In arguably the best news of the day, Pitchfork reports that Bobby Womack has posted news on his Facebook page announcing that he has been given the all clear from doctors regarding the colon cancer he was diagnosed with back in March.

The post reads:

"We're delighted to announce that Bobby Womack has successfully undergone surgery for suspected colon cancer. A tumour was removed last night which turned out to be cancer free. We wish him all the best in his recovery from the operation. Thank you for all your kind messages and support."

The news comes just in time for the release of Womack's latest record, The Bravest Man in the Universe, on 11th June via XL.

Co-produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell, the record is Womack's first in 13 years. Listen to 'Please Forgive My Heart', taken from the record, below.