Illness forces Kylie to abandon Manchester gig

The star quits halfway through

Kylie Minogue was forced to abandon her gig in Manchester last night (January 13) due to illness.

The star, who has only recently recovered from breast cancer, was forced to stop performing at the Manchester Evening News Arena because of a bad bout of flu, according to her spokesperson.

The star was playing the second of six performances of her Showgirl Homecoming jaunt in the city, after a successful run of seven dates at London‘s Wembley Arena.

According to ITV, Kylie only managed to perform nine songs before having to quit.

A spokesperson for the star said: “Kylie went on stage in Manchester and did half of her show and then unfortunately could not go back on just before the interval.

“We are still waiting to see what is going to happen for the rest of the tour. There are four dates left in Manchester.

Kylie is suffering flu, as are other members of the tour group, including her manager. It is not linked to her breast cancer.”

Fans were told to hang on to their tickets and await further announcements.

Kylie was revealed as having been diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2005. After recovering, she returned to live performance late last year. A new studio album, the follow-up to 2004’s ‘Body Language’, is due later this year.

It was recently revealed that her expected Glastonbury headline slot, which she was forced to cancel in 2005, will not happen this year because she is too busy around that time.