Kylie Minogue’s emotional interview

In what is her most raw and candid interview to date, Kylie Minogue opened up about her breast cancer experience during an emotional interview with Australian television programme Sunday Night. Her emotions were raw and recognisable to those of us who reflect back on our own cancer journey.

Tears welled in her eyes and she struggled to speak after discussing an encounter with a sick child and their parents in a children’s hospital. As Kylie became overcome with emotion, she apologised and dashed out of the room. But she quickly returned to the room, eager to explain why the topic had upset her so much.

‘The reason that that gets me is, and the greatest part of my job and what I do is the humanity of it, and there’s certain moments where that really cuts through.’

She said that she hadn’t thought about that encounter for some time, and that, ‘it stopped me in my tracks’.

Kylie was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2005 but at the end of February, she celebrated five years of being given the all clear.

‘The five-year mark is the end of this month and I feel like I’m back with I’m back with all guns blazing,’ Kylie told Australian newspaper the Herald Sun in February.

‘I’ll have a few mixed emotions on the day. I wanted to do a concert but now I’m on tour myself. I don’t know what to do. Obviously, it’s going to be exciting but it’s also going to be surreal and momentous and a bit scary.

‘Anyone who’s been through cancer or any other disease with surgeries and treatments knows you have constant reminders that this is not how it used to be. I think my path is written,’ she added.

‘Even if part of you wants to say, “OK I get it, I’m used to this”, another part of you takes a lot longer to catch up with it and get with the programme.’