Singer Andy Williams is battling bladder cancer

Updated: Nov 07, 2011, 08:37 AM IST

London: Singer Andy Williams says he is battling bladder cancer.

The 83-year-old said this to the crowd during his show at the Moon River Theatre in Missouri, reports the

Williams missed a planned stage performance and it was reported that it was due to the undisclosed medical condition. However he received a standing ovation when he appeared and told the crowd that bladder cancer "is no longer a death sentence" and that he would survive.

Williams vowed to return to the stage next September and October to celebrate his 75th anniversary in show business.