Mexican singer/songwriter José José confirmed he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in a heartbreaking video on March 24, sharing it across his social platforms.
In a four-minute clip, the 69-year-old singer gave an update on his health after media outlets reported he had been hospitalized in Mexico. "I want to be the one to inform you guys what is happening in my life and career, like I have been doing all my life," he says (in Spanish), adding that after undergoing medical exams to figure out why he was losing weight, they found a small tumor in his pancreas.
The "El triste" singer will receive chemotherapy to remove the tumor, and assures his fans that he will get through this new "adventure" with the help of God. "That is the reality of what I'm going through," he continued. "I want to you to know that aside from the small tumor, I am well. I am ready to take on this new adventure in my life."