Kylie Plans Charity Concert
Showbiz mates to help Kylie celebrate five years cancer-free...
Kylie Minogue plans to throw a charity concert to celebrate the fifth anniversary of her beating breast cancer. The fundraiser is expected to include performances from her famous friends Robbie Williams, Elton Johnand the Scissor Sisters.
As well as continuing to raise awareness, Kylie wants the February bash to be a big thank you to the French doctor who treated her. Speaking to Sunday Mirror about her plans, the pop veteran said, "Early next year it will be my five years all clear and I would like to do something to mark that – something like a benefit concert. We are going to try and arrange something with my professor in Paris."
Kylie was first diagnosed in 2005, causing her to pull out of the coveted headline slot at the Glastonbury festival. She was replaced by Basement Jaxx, who honoured her absence by performing Can’t Get You Out Of My Head and leading the crowd in a chant of “2,4,6,8, who do we appreciate? Kylie!”
When the 42-year-old when public with her diagnosis, cancer screenings went up a third in the UK. Kylie said she hopes the benefit concert with further highlight the importance of screenings and early detection.
“I know a lot of women went for screenings after my announcement,” the All The Lovers singer said. “And a lot of people came up to me and said I saved them. Of course I didn’t – but it made them go and get checked.”