Kylie Minogue has cancelled her appearance at GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, NME.COM can reveal.
The singer announced this morning that a forthcoming Australian tour, due to start this month, will not go ahead while she receives treatment for breast cancer.
Now, a spokesperson for the singer in the UK has told NME.COM that Glastonbury is also off.
A statement reads: “Kylie Minogue has had to pull out of her headlining appearance at this year’s Glastonbury Festival due to ill health. This follows the confirmation early this morning that she has been diagnosed with early breast cancer and that she will undergo immediate treatment. Consequently, her Australian tour, which was due to open in Sydney this Thursday, May 19, will not be able to proceed as planned.
Kylie said today; “I was so looking forward to bringing the Showgirl tour to Australia and to Glastonbury, and am sorry to have to disappoint my fans. Nevertheless, hopefully all will work out fine and I’ll be back with you all again soon”.
Glastonbury Festival organisers said in a statement: “Glastonbury Festival was saddened to hear the news that Kylie Minogue has been diagnosed with breast cancer…our thoughts are with Kylie at this very difficult time.”
Kylie’s sister Dannii has also spoken out about the news. In a statement, she said: “The news is very upsetting. Although as the cancer has been diagnosed at such an early stage we are all very optimistic that everything will be OK. We’re all very thankful for the endless messages of love and support Kylie has been receiving – I know all your kind thoughts will mean the world to her as she gets better.”
A statement issued to the Australian media reads: “Whilst at home in Melbourne with her family this week, prior to her Australian Showgirl tour, Kylie was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. She will undergo immediate treatment and consequently her Australian tour will not be able to proceed as planned.”
The tour was due to visit:
Sydney Superdome (May 19-21)
Melbourne Rod Laver Arena (23-25, 27-29)
Sydney Entertainment Centre (31, June 1-2)
Brisbane Entertainment Centre (4-6)
Adelaide Entertainment Centre (8-9)
Perth Burswood Dome (12-14)
Glastonbury Festival (June 26)