Infamous Australian crime figure Mark 'Chopper' Read has revealed he has terminal cancer and could have only weeks to live. Read, who shot to worldwide fame after the 2000 film 'Chopper' about his violent life, starring Eric Bana, took to Twitter on Thursday to break the news about his failing health. 'Looks like the big C has finally bitten. Let's see how we go,' tweeted Read, who in the past has claimed to have been involved in the killing of 19 people. 'I actually feel OK. Some more surgery in a couple of weeks and hopefully I'll be ready to rock 'n' roll after that.'