Percy Sledge battling liver cancer

Percy Sledge battling liver cancer

DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER: Percy Sledge, performing here in 2005 after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is reportedly fighting cancer. Photo: Associated Press/Julie Jacobson

Singer Percy Sledge has pulled out of a U.K. tour after he was reportedly diagnosed with liver cancer.

The “When A Man Loves A Woman” singer, 73, was due to perform as part of producer David Gest’s Legends of Soul tour, but was hospitalized before a concert in Stockport, England.

According to Britain’s The Sun newspaper, Gest told the audience, “Percy won’t be with us tonight, I’m afraid. He’s in hospital with liver cancer. I know we are all going to pray for him.”

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