Eighties popstar Mike Peters of rockband The Alarm is suffering from leukaemia.

The 68 GUNS hitmaker, 46, is due to undergo chemotherapy in the New Year (06).

On his website, the star writes: "I want to reassure all of you that I will be fighting this fight with every ounce of energy I can muster. I have my wife JULES, and son DYLAN beside me and they are reason enough to live for. They have both been incredible."