John Newman has opened up about his cancer battle, just a few weeks after he revealed that his brain tumour has returned. The 26-year-old is staying positive and has said that nothing will ever stop him from making music.
He will have to undergo surgery next year, but it won't mean a complete retreat from the studio.
"I've got to go in for big surgery and radiotherapy so I don't have to put up with this again," he told The Sun. "I don't have to live knowing it might come back. They're going to get rid of it this time."
"I've got to go in for big surgery and radiotherapy," said John
"I'm so positive, I never look at anything as a negative," he said. "I'll go into my meetings and they'll tell me, 'Okay, it's growing – we'll get it out soon' and I'm like, 'Cool, right, studio.' It's the same next year, I'll wake up from surgery and think, 'I'll go back to the studio'. It's the only thing that gets me through."
The Love Me Again singer is hoping that his story will raise awareness and encourage others to have tests done.
"People are in far worse situations than me and there needs to be more support and discovery, tests and everything based around there sorts of things," said John. "People don't discover it themselves, that shouldn't happen. They should be told."
"That's why I wanted it to come out that I've been battling it for a while and I'm still in the middle of a battle," he said.
The Love Me Again singer said: "I'm so positive, I never look at anything as a negative"
One person who is raising his spirits is his new girlfriend, an air stewardess who he protectively didn't want to name.
"I'm dating somebody who is really supportive of me and really lovely," said the singer. "She's not in the industry. She's actually an air hostess. We met on a plane. I was flying from Copenhagen to Bornholm, this tiny little island off Denmark because I was filming there.
"She was working, it wasn't like any weird flight thing, we started talking and she was amazing. She's just brilliant and I really enjoy spending time with her."
John was first diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2012 – just as his breakthrough track Feel The Love was being released. It was non-cancerous, but he still had to undergo an operation to remove the growth.