Celebrated celebrity photographer TERRY O'NEILL is battling bowel cancer and is due to undergo imminent chemotherapy treatment.

The 68-year-old Brit, who has photographed stars including Frank Sinatra, David Bowie and THE Beatles, suffered stomach pains in December (05) before tests confirmed he had the disease.

He says, "Getting cancer makes you think about your life and what you're doing with it.

"I shall be having chemotherapy. I'll just do whatever they tell me to do and hope for the best."