According to reports, Kylie Minogue is to stage her comeback concert in her home town of Melbourne later this year. The pop star, whose career was put on hold when she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, will appear at the Rod Laver Arena in November. A ‘source’ apparently told the People: “She insists on Melbourne for her family, friends and hometown supporters. And her people have already pencilled in the dates in November – the height of summer Down Under – to guarantee a booking.”
Her manager Terry Blarney is quoted as saying: “Kylie is going to come back better than ever and we thank the fans for giving her the time to recover.”
Elsewhere, Dannii Minogue has been talking about the impact of her sister’s illness and how she and Kylie tried to stay positive by playing games, dancing and watching funny films.
“We loved to do what we call ‘daggy dancing’ – just really stupid dancing to anything I had on my iPod, anything happy and fun,” she said, “this guy called Paul Anka has an album of cover songs but because they’re so different and swing music, we played Name That Tune. Kylie’s so good at it.”
On Kylie’s recovery, Danni continued: “We were told from the beginning Kylie’s cancer could be treated and this would be the outcome but until you actually hear it, only then can you go, ‘I couldn’t breathe for a year but now I can’. One thing that would be a complete achievement would be to see her finishing her Australian tour. That would be amazing. That would be something to mark that it’s all in the past.”