Kylie Minogue cut short a recent TV interview when she became emotional discussing her battle with breast cancer.
During an appearance on Australia’s The Morning Show, Minogue, who this week celebrated five years of being cancer-free, began to well up as she described visiting a children’s hospital ward when she was ill.
Minogue, 42, told presenter Molly Meldrum: “I was talking to some parents across the other side of a bed and their child was there.
“I was saying the things that I would normally say in that situation, just making conversation with the child, with the parents, giving them some support as well, and then they really caught me off guard.
“They just eyeballed me and said ‘How are you, and we hope you get through it’ and it’s like…”
Britain’s The Sun reports that Minogue struggled to speak and had to leave the set when the presenter highlighted how her illness had encouraged more women to get themselves screened for the disease.
When she returned, Minogue explained: “The reason that that gets me is, and the greatest part of my job and what I do is the humanity of it, and there’s certain moments where that really cuts through.”
The singer was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2005, and was fortunate to catch the disease in its early stages.
Minogue is currently on the road with her Aphrodite Les Folies Tour. Check out some images of her in concert here.