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John Newman reassures fans

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John Newman reassures fans

John Newman has told his fans not to "worry" about him.

The 26-year-old singer has confirmed he is to undergo treatment after a brain tumour returned but insisted there are people in far worse positions than he is and has vowed not to let it stop him from making music.

John - who had a benign tumour removed four years ago - said in a statement: "This was going to come out at some point and it's probably best it's out in the open now.

"I have been monitored constantly since the first time I had the tumour removed. There was always a chance that it could return and it is unfortunate but it is something I am prepared to get through when the time is right, some point next year.

"The medical staff have been absolutely amazing and I know I am in the best of hands. Nothing will ever stop me from doing the job I love so much, nothing will ever stop me from making music.

"People shouldn't worry about me, the prognosis is good and there are so many people in far more serious situations."

The 'Ole' singer insisted he is "one of the lucky ones" and hopes his condition will encourage others to look out for symptoms and receive treatment more quickly.

He added: "I just hope this in some way helps raise awareness for those people and encourages people to be tested and treated as early as possible. I am one of the lucky ones!"

Despite his scary diagnosis, the 'Love Me Again' singer is said to be feeling calm as he knows what to expect because of his past experience.

A source said recently: "The first time around John was petrified. But now he seems a lot calmer and I think the fact he's been through this once before is reassuring. He also totally trusts the team where he goes for frequent MRI scans.

"For a while afterwards patients can feel weak, have fits, find it difficult to walk and encounter speech problems.

"Although he's trying to remain as positive as possible it's a really emotionally draining time for poor John."