The singer is 'feeling great' since having both breasts removed

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Anastacia has revealed that she underwent a double mastectomy earlier this year.

The singer was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time in February, having previously battled the disease in 2003, so she opted to have both breasts removed to try to stop it from returning.

She’s now decided to speak out about the operation, which was done using the latissimus dorsi flap procedure to enable surgeons to reconstruct the breast using tissue from the back.

In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month l wanted to take the opportunity to support a cause particularly close to my heart,’ Anastacia, 45, says in a statement to Perez Hilton.

l was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time earlier this year and am currently in the final stages of recovery after undergoing a double mastectomy.

It has been an intense journey but l am feeling great and ready to start the next chapter. Breast Cancer Awareness Month gives all who are facing this disease a chance to gain strength and support from each other.

Early detection has saved my life twice. I will continue to battle and lend my voice in anyway I can.’

It comes just months after Angelina Jolie revealed that she’d undergone a preventative double mastectomy when she found out she had an 87% chance of getting breast cancer.

Anastacia has thanked fans for their support following her announcement and admits that she’s been working on new music during her recovery.

Yes I released news abt my DMw/LD. Thank U all 4 yr kind words,’ the songstress tells her Twitter fans.

Writing ths album has helped tremendously w/my recovery. Excited 2release IT

Anastacia also suffers from inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn’s disease and was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia in 2008, which causes varied and rapid heartbeats.

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