Veteran singer Andy Williams has opened up about his recent cancer diagnosis, insisting he is determined to win his battle with the disease.
The 83-year-old crooner cancelled several performances recently after falling sick with an undisclosed medical condition.
He has now confirmed he is undergoing treatment for bladder cancer, but is staying positive about his health crisis.
Williams made the announcement during his show at the Moon River Theater in Branson, Missouri on Saturday night, telling the crowd, "I do have cancer of the bladder. But that is no longer a death sentence. People with cancer are getting through this thing. They're kicking it, and they're winning more and more every year. And I'm going to be one of them."
The star also thanked his fans for supporting him in his "time of need", according to the Branson Tri-Lakes News, and vowed to return in 2012 to celebrate his 75th year in the entertainment industry, adding, "I'll be coming back here next year, in September and October. I'm going to do the shows I've planned to do."