Kylie Minogue is dispelling rumors about her battle with breast cancer, telling fans “not to believe stories of dramatic weight loss and desperate searches for alternative therapy,” Reuters reports.
“Despite the wealth of rumors to the contrary, (Minogue) is in good spirits and is as healthy as can be expected whilst undergoing her treatment regime in Paris,” says a statement released by her record label, EMI, on Friday.
Reps for the singer say the statement is intended to combat the flurry of rumors surrouding the 37-year-old Australian singer’s condition. Reports in the British media have stated that Minogue has suffered a severe weight loss and that she is actively seeking alternative forms of therapy for her cancer.
She released the statement to set the record straight especially so that others with the illness wouldn’t be misled.
“Kylie has made it clear to her representatives that she doesn’t want fellow sufferers to be misguided by the false stories regarding her condition and her choice of doctors,” says the statement.
Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer last spring while on her “Showgirl” tour of Australia. “Hopefully all will work out fine and I’ll be back with you all again soon,” she said in a statement at the time.
She underwent surgery in Australia before moving to Paris with her boyfriend, Unfaithful star Olivier Martinez, to continue her treatment.