Nile Rodgers beats prostate cancer

The Chic guitarist and Daft Punk collaborator shares some good news.

Rodgers was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010. Yesterday, he updated fans via Twitter: “Instead of showing gross internal video I’ll show my doctor’s fly examination room,” Rodgers tweeted, before sharing the good news: “I’M ALL CLEAR AGAIN!”

Earlier this year, Rodgers opened up about how his cancer diagnosis affected his music career. “Two years ago I was stricken with cancer just right out of the clear blue sky. I had no indication it was coming on, I was what is called asymptomatic and when they found it, it was diagnosed as incredibly aggressive,” he told Official Charts Company.

“So I went from having no symptoms to ‘you can die any moment and you have to take this very seriously’. It just didn’t make any sense, it was so completely insane. And from that moment I decided I was going to work as much as I could, play as many concerts, do as many records, because that’s what I live for.

“I said to myself, if I had a reason to get up the next day, hopefully I’ll get up the next day because I just love to do my job,” he said. “Maybe this could feel more special than any other Number 1 record simply because of that. I was facing life and death issues and then to get something so rewarding as a Number 1 record is pretty amazing.” [via BBC]



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