Veteran British actor Michael York has announced that he's battling a rare blood disease.
The 71-year-old Austin Powers actor concerned fans in January, after appearing with a swollen-looking face at a Cabaret reunion with Liza Minnelli in New York.
York explained that he was originally diagnosed with bone cancer, before they discovered he actually had amyloidosis, a blood disease that breaks down tissues, leaving swollen growths and lesions on the body.
He told The Lady magazine: "It all began two years ago, when I was doing a miniseries with Tom Conti. I noticed I was getting dark circles under my eyes.
"At first, I was able to cover them up with make-up, but it got worse and was really becoming evident, so I had to wear dark glasses."
The British actor has undergone a stem-cell transplant at a Mayo Clinic in the US to fight the disease.
He said: "I lost my voice, completely, which, for an actor, is a bit alarming. Now, it's sort of back. During [chemotherapy], sadly, all my hair disappeared.
"My face is a little swollen. That's probably from the meds, but also from the illness itself. There are deposits all over."
York added that he was positive about fighting back from his health issues, saying: "I know this can be deadly, but I never gave up. I am thrilled at this reprieve and want to do as much as I can to make it better."
The renowned actor played Basil Exposition in the Austin Powers movies, as well as starring parts in Logan's Run, The Three Musketeers, Cabaret and Romeo and Juliet.
More recently, he has had roles in several TV shows including How I Met Your Mother, Gilmore Girls and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.