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Kylie Minogue: Illness changed looks

Kylie Minogue's face has gone through "a lot of changes" since her health scare.

The gorgeous songstress was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2005 during her Showgirl concert tour. After having a mastectomy and undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Kylie has been officially cancer free for five years.

After winning the fight, Kylie has strengthened so much as a person.

"A lot of people have been looking at me and saying: 'You're back to your old self. I don't know how I would look the same'" Kylie explained. "My face has gone through a lot of changes. If you look back to before I was ill there was nothing of me."

Kylie feels that her career has had a lot to do with her triumphant return to health. Singing helped Kylie get through the darkest days of the disease.

"I walked off stage pretty beaten up but I recovered and got up to speed the next day," Kylie said. "There was no special energy-inducing diet, no strength-building exercise. No, I just went with it."

She is no longer on medication, but Kylie admits that being drug-free has made her anxious at times.

"Part of doing the tour last year was about breaking from the shackles of the treatment," Kylie told British newspaper the Daily Mail.

"There are a mixture of emotions because you are letting go of the security you have. You know the medications are doing something because you are being affected by them, but you need to let go."

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