Talk show host Trisha Goddard says she has been inspired by Kylie Minogue in her fight against breast cancer.
The 51-year-old presenter told The Mirror she found the singer’s recovery a comfort when she was diagnosed with the illness herself.
She said: “Thank God for Kylie. I’d read so much about her and it was really, ‘Well hang on girl, she’s all right’.”
Trisha discovered she had the disease after a routine mammogram and has had two operations to remove cancerous tissue.
She added: “Misfortune happens and there’s nothing written anywhere that it shouldn’t happen to me. But I was a bit overwhelmed. There is that fear about not seeing your daughters grow up.”
At first the TV star wanted to keep her illness secret from husband Peter and daughters Billie, 18, and Madison, 13, but later decided to come clean.
The operations have been successful but Trisha may have to continue treatment as a precaution.