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Kylie Minogue Makes 'Poignant' Return To Festival After Grueling Cancer Battle

Kylie Minogue Glastonbury Festival Performance
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Sep. 17 2018, Published 2:17 p.m. ET

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Kylie Minogue has signed on to perform at the Glastonbury Festival fourteen years after she was tragically diagnosed with breast cancer and had to cancel her original headlining act.

At the start of the year, Minogue, 50, reportedly agreed to fill a 2019 Legends spot, and the "Can't Get You Out of My Head" singer is thrilled she again will have the chance to showcase her incredible talent at the music festival in Somerset, England, next summer.

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"Kylie had to pull out of Glastonbury in 2005 just a month before she was due to appear, so this performance will be a very emotional and poignant moment," a festival insider told The Sun.

"It is the perfect way to celebrate her career."

Minogue has been open about how she had to undergo surgery and chemotherapy in her battle against breast cancer, which nearly went undiagnosed.

"I had just had a mammogram and they didn't find anything and a couple of weeks later I found a lump," Minogue once revealed in an interview, adding, "If you have any doubt, go back again."

Minogue first hinted in July that she was going to join the Glastonbury line-up.

"When I was supposed to do it I think I would have been the first solo female to headline in however many years it was, so I was really proud of that at that time," she noted.

"Obviously it didn't happen. So yes, it would be amazing and very emotional to be standing there and doing what I didn't get to do all those years ago, for sure."

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