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Musical Legend James Brown Recovering from Prostate Surgery

Rhythm & blues legend James Brown is recovering after undergoing surgery Wednesday for prostate cancer.

The 71-year-old singer and songwriter underwent surgery at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and was later released. His doctor says the surgery was successful, and expects Mr. Brown to make a full recovery.

Mr. Brown is known by millions of fans as "The Godfather of Soul" thanks to such classic songs as "Please, Please, Please," "It's a Man's World," and "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag."

Mr. Brown will hit the road next month to promote his autobiography, followed by a tour of Australia and Asia.