Nile Rodgers is cancer free

Former Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers - who has been battling cancer since October - has revealed he is currently free of the disease although he faces more treatment

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This article is from 2011.

Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers is now cancer free.

The producer and former Chic guitarist wrote a blog post saying he is winning in his battle against fight against the disease - which he was diagnosed with last October - but warns he faces a long road to recovery.

Nile - who has undergone surgery for the "aggressive" disease - wrote: "It was rainy and warm as I went to see my doctors for the second straight day. Though I'm now Cancer Free, my post operative symptoms require a huge amount of recuperative therapy."

Nile, 58, has chosen not to disclose what form of cancer he has been suffering from.

The musician - who has produced a string of hits including 'Remember the Time' by Michael Jackson, 'We Are Family' by Sister Sledge and 'Material Girl' by Madonna - said when he was initially diagnosed in October last year, comparing it to "jaws savagely eating me from the inside out".

Many people have wished Nile a speedy recovery, including David Bowie.

After hearing of his friend's diagnosis he sent a message saying "All our love and support goes out to you, Nile, you are the greatest. David."

Nile produced two of David's albums, 'Fame' in 1983 and 'Black Tie White Noise' in 1993.

This article is from 2011.

Chic featuring Nile Rodgers

Disco and 70s grooves from the man who gave us 'Good Times', 'Le Freak', 'Everybody Dance', 'We Are Family', 'He's the Greatest Dancer' and 'Lost in Music'.

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Fri 23 Dec

£42 / 0844 249 4300

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