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Sunday 25 September 2016

Singer John Newman hopes tumour battle inspires cancer sufferers

Published 28/08/2016 | 09:46

John Newman is set to undergo surgery and radiotherapy on a brain tumour
John Newman is set to undergo surgery and radiotherapy on a brain tumour

Pop star John Newman said he wants his battle with a brain tumour to inspire other cancer sufferers.

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The 26-year-old was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour in 2012, which was successfully removed.

However, the medics subsequently found a second tumour when Newman went for a routine MRI scan last year.

The Brit Award-nominated singer is set to undergo surgery and radiotherapy to remove the latest cancerous cells.

The Love Me Again singer told the Sun on Sunday's Fabulous magazine: "I'm worrying about the six weeks of radiotherapy, which will wipe me out.

"I kind of expected it to come back as it was so big and bad the first time.

"It's right that I'm bringing attention to brain cancer to raise awareness. There are people in far worse situations than me and I want to give them a bit of hope."

Newman also revealed how he turned down a role on a TV talent show to concentrate on his music career. He said: " I recently got offered to be (a judge) on The Voice UK.

"I just like making and releasing music. I think the show is incredible but I don't regret saying no.

"If it's right, it'll come again in the future."

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