Musician Nile Rodgers has revealed that he recently underwent cancer surgery and that his prognosis is “100% recovery”.
The Chic co-founder, said doctors discovered a “mysterious growth” on his right kidney which turned out to be “two different cancers within a mass.”
“I never would have thought that my body would be invaded by another form of cancer,” he wrote on his Planet C blog.
The 65-year-old has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer in 2010, but it has got the all-clear in 2013.
Since then, he said, he had “attacked life with enthusiasm,” and “worked to a crazy level”, with musicians such as Daft Punk.
Rodgers has said that the new growth was discovered during a visit to the hospital to treat a case of E. Coli, it has picked up while on tour with Earth, Wind & Fire.
After the execution of Brooklyn, on 2 November, he flew to Rochester in the state of New York, and had carcinogenic mass removed the next day.
Revealing his prognosis was good, Rodgers added: “You can start to dance, to sing and cheer now!”
The “situation”, he said, had “delayed some big plans”, but could not stop him focusing on the future.
“Cancer”, really? I’m done,” he says in a long post, that he had also read in an accompanying video. “2018 here I come!”
“What will happen next year is beyond my wildest dreams,” he teased, promising to reveal more in a future blog post.
The guitarist and producer is set to perform with Chic in the centre of London on new year’s eve in a concert that will be broadcast live on BBC One.
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