LATEST: English singer Joe Longthorne's condition is improving after he fell into a coma during his cancer battle last month (JUL05).

The PASSING STRANGERS hitmaker, 50, was admitted to the Manchester Royal Infirmary in June (05) after undergoing a bone marrow transplant. He has been fighting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma since 1988.

Longthorne's tour manager ZEB WHITE said the singer had been "improving slightly" over the last few days.

White explains, "Hopefully soon it should reach a level when blood transfusions are no longer necessary."

04/08/2005 14:12