*Soul icon Bobby Womack has been released from a New York hospital following a successful recovery from pneumonia, reports the Associated Press.

During his stay in the hospital, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He is scheduled to undergo surgery at a later date, according to the AP.

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.

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.”

His new album, “The Bravest Man in the Universe,” comes out later this summer on XL Recordings.