Former Tnt rocker Tony Harnell has signed up to front a new thyroid cancer awareness campaign after successfully beating the disease in 2009.

The star will shoot a series of adverts for the American Association Of Clinical Endocrinologists to help educate others on the illness and its warning signs.

The Intuition hitmaker says, "As some of you know, I had thyroid cancer in 2009 and had successful surgery and have been cancer-free since. It's a very curable disease, but it is in the neck area, so, as a singer, it was pretty traumatic, but it's not a death sentence.

"I didn't say anything about it to anyone outside my family 'til I was fully recovered vocally and physically, but I'm definitely not the same person as before. I'm so glad to be able to share my story so others can understand the disease better, as it's the fastest-growing type of cancer in America."

The ads will be released in September (13) to coincide with America's Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month.