1968 - Kylie Minogue born on the 28th of May in Melbourne, Australia, to her Australian father, Ron Minogue whose family was from County Clare, Ireland, and a Welsh-born mother, Carol Jones who had emigrated as a child from Maesteg, Wales to Townsville, Queensland. Kylie Ann Minogue is a Grammy Award-winning Australian singer-songwriter and occasional actress. 1987 - Performed Little Eva's "The Loco-Motion" and was signed to a recording contract with Mushroom Records. 1990 - Performed her band's arrangement of The Beatles's "Help!" before a crowd of 25,000 at the John Lennon: The Tribute Concert on the banks of the River Mersey in Liverpool on May. 2005 - Was in Melbourne following the European stage of the tour when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, leading to the postponement of the remainder of the tour and her withdrawal from the Glastonbury Festival. - Underwent surgery on the 21st of May at the private Catholic Cabrini Hospital in Malvern. Friends such as Olivia Newton-John, herself a survivor of breast cancer, urged the media and fans to respect Minogue's privacy. Soon after, Minogue commenced chemotherapy as part of her treatment regimen. - Issued a public statement, thanking her fans for their support and urging them not to worry on the 8th of July, she made her first public appearance after her surgery, when she visited a children's cancer ward at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital. She returned to France where she completed her chemotherapy treatment at the Institut Gustave-Roussy in Villejuif, near Paris. - Following a successful treatment for her illness, Minogue released a digital-only single, "Over the Rainbow", a live recording from her Showgirl tour. 2006 - Resumed her Showgirl on the 11th of November - Homecoming Tour with a performance in Sydney, joking with the crowd that she was, after an 18 month delay, "fashionably late".
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