The father of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson is recovering after having prostate surgery.

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Joe Simpson was diagnosed with prostate cancer two months ago, People learned. Doctors say the operation went well and Joe is already back to work, plus a source said there is plenty of love coming his way: “He’s feeling great now and is optimistic… He’s felt so much love and support from his family and friends.”

The 58-year-old father is now working as a photographer, currently on his way to Japan to shoot the cover of Nation-Alist magazine.

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Both of his daughter’s attended Dream Works earlier this year, Joe’s first-ever photography gallery exhibit.