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Nile Rodgers reveals he has had cancer surgery

From BBC - December 6, 2017

Musician Nile Rodgers has revealed he recently underwent cancer surgery and that his prognosis is "100% recovery".

The Chic co-founder said doctors had discovered a "mysterious growth" on his right kidney that turned out to be "two different cancers within one mass".

"I would have never believed that my body would be invaded by another cancer," he wrote on his Planet C blog.

The 65-year-old was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer in 2010 but got the all-clear in 2013.

Since then, he said, he had "attacked life with gusto" and "worked at an insane level" with musicians including Daft Punk.

Rodgers said the new growth was discovered during a visit to hospital to treat a case of E. Coli he picked up while touring with Earth, Wind & Fire.

After performing in Brooklyn on 2 November, he flew to Rochester in upstate New York and had the carcinogenic mass removed the following day.

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