KYLIE MINOGUE has a music career spanning decades, and her passion for singing always appears to have taken a front seat. But one reason the star chose not to start her own family is related to a disease she was diagnosed with in 2005.
Kylie Minogue, 51, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, at the age of 36. The diagnosis led to the postponement of the remainder of her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour and her withdrawal from Glastonbury.
After undergoing surgery and treatment the same year, the star was given the all-clear, but she did reveal doctors had mistakenly given her the all-clear before her diagnosis.
While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2008, Kylie said: “Because someone is in a white coat and using big medical instruments doesn’t necessarily mean they’re right.”
But the singer was also clear in marking respect for the medical profession.
More than 10 years on, Kylie has admitted she’s missed her chance at becoming a mother after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
The singer said earlier this year motherhood wasn’t something that was on her mind at the time and the cancer “changed everything”.
But not wanting to swell or “regret” not having a family, the singer was still open about the effect cancer has had on her future plans.
Speaking to Sunday Times Style magazine she said: “Realistically, you’re getting to the late side of things. And, while that wasn’t on my agenda at the time, it changed everything.
“I don’t want to dwell on it, obviously, but I wonder what they would have been like.
“Everyone will say there are options, but I don’t know. I’m 50 now, and I’m more at ease with my life.
“I can’t say there are no regrets, but it would be very hard for me to move on if I classed that as a regret, so I just have to be as philosophical about it as I can.”
Kylie was diagnosed with breast cancer after discovering a lump.
Author: KATRINA TURRILL