SINGER Joe Longthorne is on a ventilator after a bone marrow transplant, it emerged yesterday.
The star, who has leukaemia, contracted pneumonia after the successful op last month.
The 50-year-old, who lives in Blackpool, is in a high-dependency unit in Manchester.
He has been given antibiotics to help fight the pneumonia but so far they have not proved successful.
Business partner Terry Lodge said: "Joe's fight for life has intensified over the last few weeks. His survival odds have shortened even further."