"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
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.