The Ghost Town hitmaker, 53, was given the bad news during a visit to a dentist who noticed a lump on the British pop star's tongue.
Doctors removed the growth and Hall was given the all-clear last summer (12), so the former heavy smoker has vowed never to touch cigarettes again following his health scare.
He tells Britain's Mojo magazine, "You try everything to stop - (including books by) Allen Carr and all that. But you're told something like that and you'll never put one near your mouth again."
Dave Brubeck, the jazz musician heralded for defying convention and experimenting with complex rhythms, has died in Norwalk, Connecticut - he was 91. Brubeck, who...