Kylie Minogue says cancer diagnosis 'changed many things forever'

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Kylie Minogue attends the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019 at Tate Modern on September 03, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Kylie Minogue at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019 (Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Kylie Minogue has told how being diagnosed with breast cancer changed her view of the world.

The Australian singer found out that she had the illness in 2005 when she was 36 and in the middle of her Showgirl tour, and said her life had to be put “on hold”.

Discussing the impact of the diagnosis, she told WHO magazine: “It’s always such a difficult question to answer with a neat sentence, but cancer changed many things forever, and some things didn’t change at all.”

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"My view of the world was different, my destination, for the most part, was the same,” she added.

Singer Kylie Minogue with copies of her new book, The Showgirl Princess, during a book signing session at Waterstone's in London.
Kylie Minogue with copies of her book The Showgirl Princess during a book signing at Waterstone's in London.

Looking back, the Love At First Sight singer said her illness made her “even more passionate” about the people and things that she loved.

The singer, now 51, underwent treatment for cancer following her diagnosis and early in 2006 her sister Dannii Minogue announced that she was in “full remission”.

In 2016, Minogue celebrated 10 years in remission.

She marked the milestone with a moving message of thanks on Instagram.

Sharing a childhood picture of herself, she wrote: “Today marks my official 10 year 'all clear' from breast cancer.

“Naturally, my nearest and dearest were at the forefront of my mind.

“Behind the tears were relief and thanks and thoughts.

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“Thoughts of all those who are making their way towards this landmark, those who are past the landmark and of those who we sadly miss.

“Thank you just doesn't say enough.”