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Bobby Womack out of hospital after pneumonia scare

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2010 file photo, soul singer Bobby Womack performs during the Gorillaz, Escape to Plastic Beach concert in Sydney, Australia. Womack was released from the hospital Monday, March 26, 2012 after recovering from pneumonia. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is known for such hits as “Lookin’ For a Love,” and “That’s the Way I Feel About Cha." (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, file)FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2010 file photo, soul singer Bobby Womack performs during the Gorillaz, Escape to Plastic Beach concert in Sydney, Australia. Womack was released from the hospital Monday, March 26, 2012 after recovering from pneumonia. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is known for such hits as “Lookin’ For a Love,” and “That’s the Way I Feel About Cha." (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Soul singer Bobby Womack has been released from the hospital following a successful recovery from pneumonia.

The cancer-stricken Womack also is scheduled to undergo surgery at a later date.

In a statement through his New York publicist, the 68-year-old Womack thanked his fans for their prayers, love and well wishes, and says he looks forward to when he tours in support of his upcoming album.

FILE - In this April 4, 2009 file photo, soul singer Bobby Womack speak in the backstage after Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is known for such hits as “Lookin’ For a Love,” and “That’s the Way I Feel About Cha." (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)FILE - In this April 4, 2009 file photo, soul singer Bobby Womack speak in the backstage after Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is known for such hits as “Lookin’ For a Love,” and “That’s the Way I Feel About Cha." (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is known for such hits as "Lookin' For a Love," and "That's the Way I Feel About Cha." Womack also wrote the early Rolling Stones' hit "It's All Over Now."

"The Bravest Man in the Universe" comes out later this summer on XL Recordings. It's produced by Womack, Damon Albarn and Richard Russell.