Kylie Minogue: Having cancer made me endearing
KYLIE Minogue thinks having breast cancer made her endearing.
The 46-year-old pop princess was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, and, nine years after she was given the all-clear, has cited it as a reason that people like her, as it's changed "the way people look at" her.
When asked why she thinks she has managed to endear herself to straight men, gay men, and women, Kylie said: "Being diagnosed with cancer is the most devastating thing but there is also something incredibly positive. It changes you, it changes the way people look at you.
"Once I had breast cancer I realised things had changed. I met women on the street and they way they looked at me was different. I knew they weren't seeing 'Kylie', they were seeing me as a woman who'd gone through breast cancer. It was like these women were looking right at me. It definitely gave me this connection."
Kylie went on to say that another reason that she thinks she is relatable and popular with men and women alike is that she hasn't had children, and has never been married.
Speaking to Event magazine, the 'Spinning Around' singer said: "You look at a woman who seems to have everything and then you see this terrible thing has happened to her.
"Plus, I've got a really successful career but I haven't got everything. I haven't got the relationship. I haven't got children. It just didn't happen for me."