Statement from Kylie

 

"I would just like to take a moment to say that above and beyond all your good wishes that keep flowing in and lifting my spirits I was delighted to learn that some good things have come of all this.

I've been informed that since my diagnosis thousands of women have become more aware than ever of the risk of breast cancer. By way of example, calls to BreastScreen Victoria from concerned women have almost doubled. Being "breast aware" plays a major role in early detection so I was especially pleased to hear that younger women in particular are being more proactive with breast examination and talking to their doctors.

I know that many of my fans have purchased the pink bracelets or pink ribbons and have made donations towards breast cancer support and research, and even cashing in Showgirl concert tickets as a donation, and I thank you. I have been overwhelmed by your show of generosity and understanding. Just what the doctor(s) ordered.

As for me I am getting through this one step at a time and your messages of love and support have been greatly appreciated.

Please don't believe everything you have read as rumours of my condition and treatments are rife and generally incorrect. Unfortunately it still seems that the truth doesn't get in the way of a story... the repainting of my hospital room pink ... imported English body guards ... more imagined boyfriends ... diverted ambulances ... an "entire hospital wing" for "my entourage" and other equally ridiculous stories.

Rest assured I am being well looked after, though it will be a long road ahead. I will be receiving future treatment on my return to Europe.

In the meantime love to you all, as always.

Kylie"

 

[Reported by Steven. Monday 13th June 2005]