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Singer tells of cancer battle; Vital health.

Morrissey The music legend reveals his struggle with disease in past year and a half and how he's being treated for condition with Dr Craig Lennox Morrissey revealed last week FORMER Smiths singer Morrissey revealed last week that he has been getting treatment for cancer in the last 18 months.

treatment for cancer in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo that doctors "have scraped cancerous tissues from me The 55-year-old told Spanish newspaper El Mundo that doctors "have scraped cancerous tissues from me four times".

This is Morrissey's first mention of cancer, although he has been hospitalised and cancelled many tour dates in the last year and fans reported he looked unwell on stage.

cancelled many tour dates in the last year and fans reported he looked unwell on stage.

It is isn't clear what is happening with the singer's health. However, it is known he woke up covered in black blood and was diagnosed with an ulcer in June.

The ulcer was possibly in the first part of his intestines and started to bleed and he The ulcer was possibly in the first part of his intestines and started to bleed and he 'He was also diagnosed 'He was also diagnosed with Barrett's oesophagus' vomited this up. The stomach acid is the reason it was black.

anaemia, which is where there isn't enough His blood loss could have caused anaemia, which is where there isn't enough iron in the blood.

This makes you look pale and feel tired because there isn't enough iron to carry all the oxygen you need around the body.

This makes you look pale and feel tired because there isn't enough iron to carry all the oxygen you need around the body.

Morrissey says he refused a blood transfusion and carried on touring.

He was also diagnosed with Barrett's 'He was also diagnosed with Barrett's oesophagus', which is a pre-cancerous condition affecting the lowest part of the swallowing tube before it joins the stomach.

Barrett's is caused by stomach acid damaging the lining of the oesophagus.

Over the long term it becomes cancerous in one in 10 sufferers.

People with Barrett's have biopsies every couple of years to check if their condition has progressed to cancer and catch it early.

This could be what Morrissey mentions as cancerous tissues.

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