Morrissey Reveals He's Been Treated for Cancer: 'If I Die, Then I Die'

Morrissey Reveals He's Been Treated for Cancer: 'If I Die, Then I Die'
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10/07/2014 AT 12:20 PM EDT

British rocker Morrissey has battled cancer, he revealed to a Spanish newspaper.

"They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever," he told El Mundo, according to a translation by BBC News. "If I die, then I die. And if I don't, then I don't. Right now I feel good."

The former Smiths singer, 55, is currently on tour in Europe after being forced to cancel a U.S. leg in June due to a respiratory infection, according to the BBC. This isn't his first bout with health problems: He collapsed onstage in 2009 during a gig outside of London.

"I am aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but that's what illness can do," he said in the El Mundo interview. "I'm not going to worry about that, I'll rest when I'm dead."

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