The 32-year-old crooner said that he was a bundle of nerves for two weeks, before he visited his doctor for a check-up and was given an all-clear chit. The “If Tomorrow Never Comes" hitmaker made the above comments during an interview with the BBC's Newsnight current affairs programme for a special episode focusing on cancer.
"I was in South Africa on holidays with my family. I found a lump, I panicked," The Telegraph quoted Keating as telling the show's presenter Gavin Esler. He added: "I called my doctor and he said: "listen, relax, don't worry about it – as soon as you get home, get it checked. So I did, and it was fine, a small cyst almost, very regular. But you know, for those two weeks on holidays I was a mess."
Keating is now greatly associated with promoting awareness of the disease and is urging men to seek medical advice if they suspect they have fallen victim to it.
He said: “Men have to wake up to testicular cancer. None of us wants to go to the doctor, and you know, drop your trousers and get your testicles checked."