LONDON - AUSTRALIAN pop princess Kylie Minogue has cancelled plans for a new world tour starting next year on doctors' orders, she said in comments published on Monday.
The 39-year-old, who has recovered after being diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2005, had been planning to launch a global tour next June. But she told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper she has shelved the plans.
'The tour is not going to happen, it is far too soon. I can't do it next year. It kind of breaks my heart because that is what I'm in this business for,' she said.
'Not being able to go ahead with my plans is a real downer. Every woman has to face up to new priorities, near the top is health. I take my health very seriously but not obsessively. Everything is about pacing yourself.'
After being diagnosed with cancer in 2005 Kylie was forced to cancel her Showgirl tour, but she resumed it late last year.
But Kylie, who is about to release her first album since beating the killer disease, has been philosophical about the toll that cancer has taken on her physically.
'As far as body image goes, I've shrunk to nothing, I've ballooned... my body is not what it used to be but it's the body I'm in,' she said in an interview last month.
'When you are stripped of everything and you have to grow your eyelashes back, grow your hair back, it's astonishing.
'It's hard to express what I've learnt from that but a deep pyschological and emotional shift has obviously taken place,' she added. -- AFP