Kylie Minogue fronts cancer campaign
Kylie Minogue is the new face of a breast cancer charity campaign.
The 41-year-old pop star - who was diagnosed with the disease during her ‘Showgirl’ world tour in May 2005 - poses in just a silk sheet for the pictures taken by acclaimed photographer Mario Testino, for the launch of the new Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) campaign for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
The campaign will see a range of specially created clothing sold in high street stories, including Marks and Spencer and Topshop, online and in designer collections over the next six weeks.
Speaking of her work for the charity, Kylie said: “It means so much to be part of this year’s campaign for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. I wholeheartedly support their efforts to raise funds for the vital work undertaken by Breakthrough Breast Cancer.”
The Australian singer needed a partial mastectomy to remove a malignant tumour five years ago and then received eight months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy before finally being given the all clear from cancer in 2006.
She has previously spoken about how the potentially fatal illness changed her life forever.
She said: “I learned that you never go back to a normal state, instead you have to create a new normal state. I have to accept my life for its triumphs and its other sides, take the good with the bad.
“I experienced a world of illness and positive attitudes. These experiences contributed to making me a more mature person.”
Other stars to give their backing to the campaign include actress Sienna Miller and supermodel Claudia Schiffer.