Having cancer made Kylie Minogue endearing

Updated on : May 18,2015   6:52 am

Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) Singer Kylie Minogue thinks having breast cancer made her endearing.

The 46-year-old, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and was given all-clear after nine years, has cited it as a reason that people like her, as it has changed "the way people look at" her, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Asked why she thinks she has managed to endear herself to straight men, gay men, and women, Minogue told Event magazine: "Being diagnosed with cancer is the most devastating thing but there is also something incredibly positive. It changes you, it changes the way people look at you.

"Once I had breast cancer I realised things had changed. I met women on the street and the way they looked at me was different.

"I knew they weren't seeing 'Kylie', they were seeing me as a woman who'd gone through breast cancer. It was like these women were looking right at me. It definitely gave me this connection."