Nile Rodgers shares details of recent cancer surgery, says he’s in ‘100% recovery’

The disco legend was hospitalised back in August

Nile Rodgers has shared details of his hospitalisation earlier this year – stating that doctors found “two different cancers”, though he is now in “100% recovery”.

Rodgers was forced to miss a Chic gig for the first time ever after being taken to hospital back in August. Now in a blog post titled ‘CANCER REALLY? I’m Done. 2018 here I Come’, the disco legend has shared details of his recent health scare.

Rodgers reveals in the post that doctors discovered a “mysterious growth” that turned out to be “two different cancers within one mass”.


The Chic co-founder goes on to say that his prognosis is “100% recovery” and that postponed plans from this year have been lined up for 2018. 

What will happen next year is beyond any of my wildest dreams,” Rodgers says. Read the full post here.

During a hit-fuelled set at Glastonbury earlier this year, Rodgers reflected on being cancer-free, after being diagnosed with an “extremely aggressive” form of the disease around six years ago. 

Before playing the mega-hit ‘Get Lucky’ at Worthy Farm, Rodgers described how he felt “like the luckiest man in the world” to be performing.

“Six years after that doctor told me to get my affairs in order, today, six years later, I am cancer-free!”


Chic Feat. Nile Rodgers recently announced a special London show on New Year’s Eve. The band will welcome in 2018 with a celebratory show at Central Hall Westminster in the capital on December 31.

The gig, which is being billed as ‘Good Times’, will see Rodgers and his band play into the New Year with a hit-packed set, with the show also set to be broadcast live by the BBC.


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