Martin Kemp says he could have ’10 years to live’ after opening up about a brain tumour

Martin Kemp has candidly discussed his thoughts on mortality, admitting to his son Roman Kemp that he thinks he may only have about ten years left. The father and son duo, who recently launched their new podcast “FFS! My father is Martin Kemp,’ broached the subject of death in their debut episode.

When asked by Roman how long he thought he had, the former EastEnders actor mused: “10 years, I don’t know!” Reflecting on his health battles, the 62-year-old Spandau Ballet legend recalled being diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 34, an experience that forced him to confront the reality of his own mortalities.

Martin shared, “I was 34 when I went through that whole brain tumor scare and I went through two years of my life thinking I was going to die.” In 1997, ballet singer Spandau had pioneering treatment for the tumor after noticing a worrying lump on the back of his head.

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He expressed his appreciation for the extra time he was given, stating, “Every day, every year, every month I’ve lived has been a bonus. When I was 34 and I went through that brain tumor stuff, I was basically resigned. to the fact that I was going to die”, reports Express.

The artist looked back fondly on the extraordinary moments of his life, especially the early 1980s with his band. He recalled: “I was quite happy, because I had the most incredible experiences. I lived the 80s in a rock band, the people I met, the things I did.

“When I was 17, I was flying around Europe on planes drinking champagne at 7 in the morning.” Martin reflected with a sense of gratitude on his past health problem, saying: “When I thought I was going to die, I thought, you know what, I’m pretty happy.

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