Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 4 June 2015

Andy Williams reveals cancer battle

Singer Andy Williams revealed he is battling bladder cancer (AP)
Singer Andy Williams revealed he is battling bladder cancer (AP)

Singer Andy Williams revealed he is battling bladder cancer.

The Tri-Lakes News reported that the 83-year-old Williams told the crowd at his show last night at the Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri.

The silver-haired Moon River singer, who hosted a popular 1960s US variety show, missed planned performances this autumn with an undisclosed medical condition.

Williams 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 Williams has yet to start treatment.

Williams vowed to return to the stage next September and October to celebrate his 75th anniversary in show business.

The theatre's Facebook page said Williams' appearance was a surprise and that he sang a song with the show's performers.

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Gemini:

Your public and private personas are quite different. In your personal life, you hold very strong opinions about a variety of subject. When you are working, you keep these views secret. This allows you to work well with people from all walks of life. If someone makes a provocative statement during working hours, you should not engage. As a result, it's easy for you to get ahead. People know they can rely on you to do your job without making waves.More