Cher: ‘I'm not dying’

Cher: ‘I'm not dying’

Cher has insisted she's "not dying".

The 'Turn Back Time' hitmaker was forced to cancel dates on her 'Dressed to Kill' concert last September after being diagnosed with a potentially fatal mystery virus, but she has now revealed she's made a full recovery.

She said: "I'm feeling great. I'm not dying!"

The 68-year-old musician sparked worries when she was spotted wearing a cardiac monitor back in October, and a source close to the star has admitted the illness was frightening as it affected her heart.

The source explained: "She was really flattened by the infection - it affected her kidney function and threatened her heart.

"For the first time in her life, she learned how to slow down and methodically build up strength."

The chart-topping icon - who has sons Chaz, 46, and Elijah, 38 - is now so satisfied with her recovery, she intends to head back out on the road to make up for the fact she disappointed fans by pulling out of her last string of dates.

The source added to Closer Weekly magazine: "She's happier and healthier than she has been in years, and she's dead-set on remounting 'Dressed to Kill'."

More in this Section

Irina Shayk discusses life after split from Bradley CooperIrina Shayk discusses life after split from Bradley Cooper

Fontaines D.C. announce Cork and Belfast gigsFontaines D.C. announce Cork and Belfast gigs

Tributes paid to Just A Minute host and ‘broadcasting legend’ Nicholas ParsonsTributes paid to Just A Minute host and ‘broadcasting legend’ Nicholas Parsons

‘Humour has sustained me’ – the best quotes from the late Nicholas Parsons‘Humour has sustained me’ – the best quotes from the late Nicholas Parsons


Lifestyle

That may say more about how the media treats flaws and beauty than it says about Alicia Keys herself, but nevertheless, it was refreshing at the time to see someone say no to the Hollywood expectations of beauty.The Skin Nerd: Unlocking Alicia Keys’ secrets to gorgeous skin

From Audrey Hepburn wearing a strapless ballerina gown, to Angelina Jolie in a suit, the red carpet rarely disappoints.13 of the biggest fashion moments in Bafta history

You might not be able to dictate when you menstruate, but you might be able to help alleviate some of the symptoms.Can you ‘biohack’ your period?

The American actor never fails to impress with her fashion choices.Blake Lively’s 7 best red carpet moments

More From The Irish Examiner