ABBA singer Bjorn Ulvaeus wants to use euthanasia if he becomes too ill, insisting “it is my life”.
The star, who has just turned 70, said he has been suffering from endless pain, reported Daily Mirror.
“It’s the thought of the endless pain and suffering that I am afraid of. This should not be necessary. I have seen this misery up close.
“My parents lived long but would have preferred a more painless and dignified ending. The same goes for the parents of my wife. My mother-in-law has lived for a long time but she could not express her feelings,” he said.
Bjorn, 70, shot to fame in 1972 with Swedish group ABBA– alongside Agnetha Faltskog, 65, Benny Andersson, 68, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 69.
They had nine British No 1 hit singles. “I understand this might be controversial, doctors want to lengthen lives, not end them. Patients might want to change their mind at the last moment and are unable to articulate this. But whatever it is, it is my decision,” he added.