Singer Morrissey has told a Spanish newspaper he has had treatment to remove “cancerous tissues”.
The ex-Smiths frontman has battled bouts of ill health in recent years but revealed the cancer treatment during an interview with El Mundo.
“They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever,” he said, according to the newspaper. “If I die, then I die. And if I don’t, then I don’t. Right now I feel good.”
The singer played in Lisbon on Monday.
He is at the start of a European tour that is due to end in Greece in December.
Morrissey’s representatives were not available to comment.
He told the paper: “I am aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but that’s what illness can do. I’m not going to worry about that, I’ll rest when I’m dead.”
The star cancelled part of a US tour in June after being treated in hospital for a respiratory infection.
He also scrapped 22 US concerts last year due to ill health. His recent ailments have included pneumonia, an ulcer, the throat condition Barrett’s oesophagus and anaemia.
He told El Mundo he was “now at an age when I should no longer be making music”.
The 55-year-old singer added: “Many composers of classical music died at age 34. And I’m still here, and nobody knows what to do with me.
“With luck I will be able to stop singing forever, which would make many people happy.”
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