Sick Celebrities


World tour: Kylie Minogue just days away from all-clear on cancer


In just a few days Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue, currently on an extravagant and ambitious Greek mythology-themed world tour, will be celebrating the crucial all-clear after being cancer-free for five years.

“The five-year mark is the end of this month and I feel like I’m back with all guns blazing,” Minogue told the Herald Sun in Helsinki yesterday.

“I’ll have a few mixed emotions on the day. I wanted to do a concert but now I’m on tour myself. I don’t know what to do. Obviously, it’s going to be exciting but it’s also going to be surreal and momentous and a bit scary.

“You stop taking medication you’ve been dependent on; that’s your safety net. We’ll see … ”

One thing the feisty star does know with certainty is that she would like to have children one day, although she knows that her chances of conceiving are very slim due to the aggressive treatment she had to undergo to treat her breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the leading cancer for woman in the US and the UK, with two out of three woman surviving the disease beyond 20 years.

When asked by Spain’s Grazia magazine whether she would ever consider surrogacy or adoption, the 42-year-old pop star said: “I do think about them and I would absolutely look into those options because children and family are very important to me. It’s something in my mind.”

And as to whether she plans walk down the aisle with her Spanish model boyfriend of three years, Andres Velencoso, the star said: “I have a very special man. I might get married, you never know…”

Kylie kicked off her Aphrodite Les Folies world tour in Denmark earlir this week and she will perform a total of 36 concerts in Europe before moving onto Asia and North America.

Read here about how Kylie slipped into depression after her cancer diagnosis and about her comeback.

Countless numbers of children are diagnosed with cancer every day, just like the child whose parents Kylie spoke to in this story. Parents often feel helpless when they have a child going through a serious illness like cancer, but they need to know that there are support systems available to them. The Jennifer Tresh foundation, created in honor of her daughter, reaches out to parents facing this type of situation to provide them with the help and support they need in order to be there for their child.

Imahes: PR Photos and

Back to top