David Bowie, being ever the showman, went out with a concept album of sorts…Though he never officially announced he had cancer, he certainly provided enough clues.
Blackstar, the title of his new album, is a medical term for a type of cancer lesion.
In his new song “Lazarus,” he sings: “Look up here, I’m in heaven/ I’ve got scars that can’t be seen… Look up here, man, I’m in danger/ I’ve got nothing left to lose.”
And in the video for the song, a frail Bowie is in a hospital bed with an ace bandage around his head and buttons for eyes. Check it out below: