For Australian and British pop icon Kylie Minogue, motherhood would have been a dream come true had her breast cancer diagnosis not changed her plans.
The singer and actress told the Sunday Times she’s reflected on not having children ahead of her 51st birthday and album release. The “Love at First Sight” star, who is dating GQ magazine creative director Paul Solomons, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36.
In a candid interview, she told the Times that she often imagines what motherhood would’ve have been like had cancer not ruined her chances.
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“Realistically, you’re getting to the late side of things. And, while that wasn’t on my agenda at the time, it changed everything,” she said.
“I don’t want to dwell on it, obviously,” the singer continued. “But I wonder what that would have been like. Everyone will say there are options, but I don’t know. I’m 50 now, and I’m more at ease with my life. I can’t say there are no regrets, but it would be very hard for me to move on if I classed that as a regret. I just have to be as philosophical about it as I can.”
“You’ve got to accept where you are and get on with it,” Minogue added.
The pop star, who is known for her chart-topper “Can’t Get You Out of My Head,” will appear at the iconic festival Glastonbury this year.
The Daily Mail reports she had to pull out of the festival in 2005 amid her cancer battle.
Legends like Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, and Neil Diamond have previously performed at the same slot.