A DJ has released a new album to thank fans for helping him fundraise for life-saving cancer treatment.

Nicky Holloway, one of the ‘Ibiza Four’ DJs who brought house music to the UK, was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Immediately after his diagnosis he raised enough money to travel to the Czech Republic for proton beam therapy within just two days.

But the cancer had spread and he had to undergo hormone treatment for months before he could start the treatment.

By the time the 54-year-old had new MRI scans at the proton therapy clinic, the cancer was two stages worse and gone from low-risk prostate cancer to advanced localised prostate cancer.

His course proton treatment went from two weeks to four and a half weeks, but to thank his fans for their donations he has released a new album, featuring Boy George.

He said: “I didn’t have any work lined up because I was expecting to start treatment last year, and then all of this happened.

“So I decided to lock myself away for six months and finish the album.

“I started it 10 years ago. It’s moved around five studios and a couple of divorces, and we just never got round to finishing it.”

Mr Holloway has said music became therapy for him, as he struggled with the side effects of a six-month course of intense hormone treatment.

He said: “I just didn’t want to go out anywhere. People kept coming up to me and asking if I was alright. I got sick of talking about it, to be honest.

“I would wake up and feel great, and then 30 seconds later I would remember that I am ill. Doing this album was the only thing that took me out of my own head.

“I knew if I finished the album and had something to show for it then I would feel less likely I was begging.”

He has said the reaction to the album has been good so far, and he hopes to release the album once he completes his treatment and is back in the UK.

He is now three weeks into his treatment and said he is “convinced” he has done the right thing in seeking treatment in Europe, and feels positive about the future.

Mr Holloway, alongside DJs Paul Oakenfold, Johnny Walker and Danny Rampling, travelled to Ibiza in 1987 and returned with the house music which was set to transform the British club scene.

The album, Pressure Makes Diamonds by Beats Workin’, featuring Boy George, is available for those who donated to his treatment fund and will hopefully be available soon.