She might’ve just finished a brilliant performance at The BRIT Awards with singer James Bay, but there’s something much more significant about today for Kylie Minogue.
It marks 10 years since the singer was given the all-clear from cancer, after being diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2005.
Minogue acknowledged the anniversary with an emotional Instagram post.
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. 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. The @londonmarathon is coming up and @joshuasasse will be running it to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care @breast_cancer_care (He has never run a marathon before! ?) #Lovers, please support him so we can raise as much as possible! You can sponsor him at virginmoneygiving.com/RunSasseRun ? I love you all and send love to you all.
“Today marks my official 10 year ‘all clear’ from breast cancer. Naturally my nearest and dearest were at the forefront of my mind. Behind all the tears were relief and thanks and thoughts,” she wrote under a picture of her as a child.
“Thoughts of all those who are making their way towards this landmark, those who are past the landmark and of course those who we sadly miss. Thank you just doesn’t say enough.”
Her recently-announced fiance, Joshua Sasse, is also doing something special in Minogue’s honour, raising funds for Breast Cancer Care by running the London Marathon… despite never running a marathon before in his life.
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Diagnosed at home in Melbourne at just 36 years old, Minogue was forced to cancel her scheduled Australian leg of her Showgirl world tour and instead underwent surgery and started chemotherapy in France. She described the treatment as “experiencing a nuclear bomb”.