Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has announced to the world that he has prostate cancer, but revealed that his condition is not life threatening.
"My doctors told me that I have full chances of recovery," he said, before adding "and it's not as if I will be the first Prime Minister to have no balls!"
Following detailed testicular surgery involving long sharp knives next week which would have most males clutching at their privates and crossing their legs whilst wincing painfully Mr Olmert said he would continue in his role as prime minister.
Mr Olmert's cabinet have backed him stating they would have to be nuts to think of giving the Prime Minister the sack over this.
The announcement has come at a delicate time for the peace process, with the US-brokered summit to recommence stalled peace talks just weeks away. Mr Olmert was undeterred stating, "I am receiving lots of correspondence on this matter from all over the world and hopefully my sacks will be full for the foreseeable future."
Aussie Prime Minister, John Thomas Howard, in a message of support today said "that guy is full of spunk!"