Singer reckons the illness made her re-examine her life

Kylie Minogue says her breast cancer battle has inspired her.

The 38-year-old singer, who underwent six months of chemotherapy treatment to battle the illness, claims having the disease allowed her to strike a balance between her professional and private life.

She says: ‘I’m back working and being creative and enjoying all of that. But something in the way I do these things has changed.

‘Friends say I seem more present, more “here”. I feel more inspired than ever and think I will finally achieve what I have long been wishing for – a balance of work and privacy, a harmony.’

Determined to chill out, Kylie has even designed special T-shirts, based on the famous Frankie Goes To Hollywood designs, for the crew on her upcoming Showgirl tour.

‘Our catchphrase on tour so far is: “We’re over stress,”‘ she tells Elle magazine. ‘We even had T-shirts made for all the crew with, “Kylie says relax”.’