(Taken from contactmusic.com)
English singer and entertainer JOE LONGTHORNE is in a coma after suffering from pneumonia during his long battle with cancer.
The PASSING STRANGERS hitmaker, 50, was admitted to the Manchester Royal Infirmary last month (JUN05) after undergoing a bone marrow transplant. He has been fighting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma since 1988.
After developing a chest infection 10 days ago, Longthorne has been fighting for his life and has been given 50/50 odds of surviving by doctors.
His business partner TERRY LODGE says, "This is the most difficult fight he has ever faced. With Joe you never say that he is near the end as he has been read the last rites twice already. I would never back against his courage."