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Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke Reveals 'Terrible Health'

Former prime minister Bob Hawke is reportedly confident Labor will win the upcoming federal election but doesn't think he'll be around to see it happen because of his poor health.

The former Labor leader said his health had been "terrible" and that he's "had his time," News Corp Australia reported on Saturday.

When the 89-year-old was asked what his plans were for the new year, he told News Corp Australia: "I've had my time, just stick around for a little while."

Speaking at Queensland's Woodford Folk Festival - which he has attended for 10 consecutive years - Hawke said he thought this would be his last one.

But, he's confident Labor will win in the federal election.

"I think they'll (Labor) do pretty well (in Queensland)," he told News Corp Australia.

"I think he'll (Opposition Leader Bill Shorten) do well."

Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke speaks at the National Press Club in 2017. Image: AAP

Hawke was earlier this year rushed to Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital after a case of "the wobbles".

He served as Australia's 23rd prime minister from 1983-1991 and led Labor to four consecutive election victories.

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