Candi Staton diagnosed with breast cancer

The 78-year-old soul singer received the diagnosis on the first day of rehearsals for her summer tour – which went ahead as planned

Soul singer Candi Staton has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Alabama-born singer, 78, received the news on the first day of rehearsals for her summer tour in support of her 30th studio album, Unstoppable.

In a statement, Staton said: “I decided to keep it to myself and do some soul-searching. I went through all of the emotions: denial, ‘poor me’ and anger. It really helped me to be on the road, doing something I love to do, and was born to do.”

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