“I could go on for the next ten years” Christy Dignam reveals plans to continue gigging with Aslan despite illness

He was diagnosed with cancer back in 2013

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Aslan frontman Christy Dignam has opened up about his incurable illness, and how he feels like he might be spending his last Christmas with family.

The star was diagnosed with the incurable blood cancer in 2013 and has been undergoing chemo ever since.

The singer says that the diagnosis, and his initial life-expectancy taught him to appreciate every day.

“When you get into a situation like this, everything you do you’re looking at it like it could be the last time you do it. It’s just the nature of it,” Christy told  Irish Daily Mirror.

“I have grandkids now and I’m looking at them this year and I’m saying to myself, ‘Is this going to be my last Christmas with them?’

“My three grandkids come down for the Christmas. They spend the Christmas night in the house. Santa comes here. I make the trifle every year – that’s my tradition.”

Christy and his grandson during a recent VIP shoot Pic: Lili Forberg
Christy and his grandson during a recent VIP shoot Pic: Lili Forberg

The 58-year-old also revealed his plans to keep going with Aslan, who have huge gigs line up for this summer

“That’s the way I am. I could go on for the next 10 years – I don’t know,” he shared.

“So, you can’t just sit on your bleeding arse for 10 years waiting for the thing to kill you.

“When it depilates me, I’ll stop gigging then – until then I’m just going to keep going. I feel great. I don’t feel sick.”


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