But journalist says lump is not thought to be cancerous

Controversial TV interviewer Martin Bashir has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The journalist – famed for interviewing Princess Diana and Michael Jackson – has a growth on his pituitary gland.

The tumour, which is thought to be non-cancerous, was found when Martin hurt his head while filming a news show in America.

But he has vowed to not let the scare interfere with his life.

‘It has been a very worrying time, but the good news is that the specialists don’t want to operate on the tumour yet,’ a pal tells the Daily Mirror.

‘If he hadn’t had the knock, he would never have known about the tumour. He sees it as a blessing in disguise.’

Martin, 45, lives in New York with his wife Debbie and their 2 children.