Kylie Minogue needed to perform

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 June 2010
Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue's performance desperation

Kylie Minogue admits battling breast cancer was a ''challenge'' and she made a target to perform on stage again

Kylie Minogue "longed" to perform again after completing her cancer treatment.

The 42-year-old singer - who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2005 - admits taking to the stage for the first time after being given the all-clear was a physical and emotional challenge.

She explained: "There was the physical side of knowing your body's been through a lot and dealing with those changes, but it was a real emotional challenge too.

"Performing again was what I had really longed for but I could definitely sense people were watching thinking, 'Is she OK? Is she going to make it?'

"I just had to dig my heels in, I've got a damn strong constitution. I'm like a little terrier, I will do it."

The 'All the Lovers' hitmaker also admitted that, despite getting older, she hasn't curbed her partying and often draws attention to herself with her drunken antics.

She added: "I am always the one dancing on the table. I love having that first pink champagne and forgetting about the day, but before I know it.

"I'm getting merrier and merrier and dancing on any structure in sight and that's when I have to call it a night."

Kylie Minogue

Pop behemoth Ms Minogue.

Bournemouth International Centre

Sat 22 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 576 3000

With special guests.

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Thu 4 Oct

£51.20–£151.20 / 0844 248 1585

With special guests.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Fri 21 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

With special guests.

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