I was listening to the radio today and hadn't realized that Cat Stevens had suffered from tuberculosis in 1968. Near death he spent months recuperating in hospital and a year recovering. During this time Stevens began to question aspects of his life, and spirituality which, eventually, led to his conversion to Islam.
"(t)o go from the show business environment and find you are in hospital, getting injections day in and day out, and people around you are dying, it certainly changes your perspective. I got down to thinking about myself. It seemed almost as if I had my eyes shut."