Wow, Wilko Johnson is one inspirational man.
The Game of Thrones actor and longtime musician isn't letting a terminal pancreatic cancer diagnosis bring him down.
Quite the contrary: The 65-year-old feels "an elation of spirit."
"I am actually a miserable person," he told the BBC Radio 4's Front Row show. "I've spent most of my life moping in depressions and things, but this has all lifted."
"The things that used to bring me down, or worry me, or annoy me, they don't matter anymore - and that's when you sit thinking, 'Wow, why didn't I work this out before? Why didn't I work out before that it's just the moment you're in that matters?'
"Worrying about the future or regretting the past is just a foolish waste of time. Of course we can't all be threatened with imminent death, but it probably takes that to knock a bit of sense into our heads."
"Every little thing you see, every cold breeze against your face, every brick in the road, you think 'I'm alive, I'm alive' - I hope I can hang onto that." Indeed, as announced earlier this month, he's going on a farewell concert tour in February and March in the U.K. and France, for as long as he doesn't feel ill: "I don't wanna present a sorry spectacle!"
"I've had a fantastic life," says the man who lost his wife to cancer eight years ago. "When I think about the things that have happened to me and the things I've done, I think anybody who asks for more would just be being greedy. I don't wanna be greedy."