David Bowie says he is working on new music and that it will be released "soon".

The 67-year-old legend made a surprise return to the music industry last year with the release of The Next Day, his first album of new material in 10 years. 

He sent a statement to be read at a recent event in London to mark 50 years of his music and to raise money for the Terence Higgins Trust. 

The NME reports that the statement read: "This city is even better than the one you were in last year, so remember to dance, dance, dance. And then sit down for a minute, knit something, then get up and run all over the place. Do it. Love on ya. More music soon. David."

A film centred around London's Victoria & Albert Museum's David Bowie exhibition, titled David Bowie Is Happening Now, is being proposed for a global cinema release later this year.