John Newman met his new girlfriend on a plane.

The 'Love Me Again' hitmaker recently struck up a relationship with an air hostess after they hit it off while she was working on his flight to Bornholm in Denmark.

He explained: ''I'm dating somebody who is really supportive of me and really lovely.

''She's not in the industry. She's actually an air hostess and that sounds really, really bad. We met on a plane. I was flying from Copenhagen to Bornholm, this tiny little island off Denmark because I was filming there.

''She was working, it wasn't like any weird flight thing, we started talking and she was amazing.

''I honestly couldn't give a f**k about fame or celebrity as she's just brilliant and I really enjoy spending time with her.''

And the 26-year-old singer's new romance is also helping him stay positive after being told earlier this year that he needs to undergo life-saving surgery on a brain tumour.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he said: ''I've got to go in for big surgery and radiotherapy so I don't have to put up with this s**t again -- I don't have to live knowing it might come back. They're going to get rid of it this time.''

However, this isn't the first time the talented star has had a brush with death as just four years ago he was told he had a benign growth the size of an egg pushing on his brain and was starting to make him go blind.

He explained: ''It's different because it was so brutal last time. It was, 'You need to get this sorted immediately, you're in a really bad place. It's grown really big and you're starting to go blind'. I basically went in and they took it out before it did some really bad damage.

''It has been monitored so much since then, they've been watching it grow, they didn't want to tell me too early because it might stop, now they know it's coming back.''