US singer Andy Williams revealed he is battling bladder cancer.
The Tri-Lakes News reported that the 83-year-old star told the crowd at a concert at the weekend in Branson, Missouri.
The silver-haired Moon River crooner, who hosted a popular 1960s US variety show, missed planned performances this autumn with an undisclosed medical condition.
Andy received a standing ovation when he appeared and told the crowd that bladder cancer "is no longer a death sentence" and that he would survive.
The paper also reported he has yet to start treatment.
Andy vowed to return to the stage next September and October to celebrate his 75th anniversary in show business.