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Nile Rodgers opens up about cancer surgery

BRAVERY: Nile is optimistic about the future.

ICONIC MUSICIAN Nile Rodgers has spoken out about undergoing recent cancer surgery, sharing that his prognosis is "100% recovery".

Writing on his 'Planet C' blog via, the 65-year-old revealed that he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer in 2010 but got the all-clear in 2013. Since then, he said, he had "attacked life with gusto" and "worked at an insane level".

He also stated: "I would have never believed that my body would be invaded by another cancer."

The Chic co-founder said doctors had discovered a "mysterious growth" on his right kidney that turned out to be "two different cancers within one mass".

Rodgers said the new growth was discovered during a hospital visit to treat a case of E. Coli he picked up while touring with iconic ensemble Earth, Wind & Fire.

After performing in Brooklyn on 2 November, he flew to New York and had the mass removed the following day.

"Cancer, really? I'm done," he concluded in a lengthy post that he also read out in an accompanying video. "2018 here I come!"

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