After being verified with pneumonim, the singer was hospitalized in Vienna, Austria, last November and during his four weeks under doctors' inspection he underwent a tracheotomy, an incision on the neck to aid breathing.
He told Gaydar radio: "I don't think it changes you as a person. I have a tracheotomy scar ... and it really bothered me for a while. I was thinking well maybe I should get something done about it. I know you can have scar treatment.
"But then I thought when I was looking in the mirror a couple of weeks ago that it does actually remind me every time I look at it that I'm lucky to be alive so I've decided to keep it."