Former ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS is devastated his cancer-stricken wife Lena has only a few years to live, but he has put his anguish aside to provide the support she needs.

Lena, 56, has been diagnosed with lymphatic leukaemia, but her husband's optimistic presence allows her to live each day with a positive attitude.

She says, "In 10 years time, I probably won't be here. We are still trying to come to terms with the news.

"Bjorn has been a rock for me since we found out. He is always there with me when I go to the doctor."