‘X Factor’ contestant Anton Stephans has revealed how he had six weeks to live after battling a rare form of cancer.
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The singer - who wowed the judges on Sunday (6 September) - endured a six-year battle against the micro-melanoma, and at one point, doctors were convinced he was not going to make it.
However, Anton made a miraculous recovery, and his ordeal gave him the confidence to audition for the ITV talent show.
Speaking about his cancer on ‘Good Morning Britain’, he told host Susanna Reid: "I had tumours on my pituitary glands and my adrenal glands.
“At one stage I was given six weeks to live. Thankfully they didn't tell me that at the time."
He continued: “I pretty much thought that if I get through this I’m going to do all the things that I've been frightened of doing.
“You kind of know with your body and I decided ‘I’m going to beat this and do ‘The X Factor'.”
"I was very ill. I was running on a treadmill and passed out. I woke up in hospital. I started to lose my hearing and my sight. That was just awful,” he said.
"I had to have operations on my brain. Before one op I was given just six weeks to live. There was a moment in 2009 when I thought, 'oh dear, this could be it."
Aton earned four yeses from the panel after his rendition of Jennifer Hudson’s ‘I Am Changing’.
Simon commented: “The reason we never put an age limit on this show was so that we could find people like you. I genuinely mean that. There’s no question you have the likeability factor.”
Watch Anton's audition again below...