Kylie film 'a tribute to loyal fans'

Kylie Minogue paid tribute to the support she received from her fans as she attended the premiere of her new documentary charting her return to the stage following her battle with breast cancer.

Kylie Minogue paid tribute to the support she received from her fans as she attended the premiere of her new documentary charting her return to the stage following her battle with breast cancer.

The singer chatted with fans and posed for photographs in London’s Leicester Square before the screening of White Diamond.

The film, directed by her creative director William Baker, goes behind the scenes of the Showgirl tour and includes interviews with all of those involved in her comeback.

She said: “I was convinced, pretty much against my will initially, but then I came round to the idea, it was a good way to show the fans and to thank them for their support and see where all their good wishes went, and how we managed to get the show back on stage ... to see the emotion, to see people caring, to see the hard times backstage.

“I mean I do also say in the documentary, ’it’s a show, we’re not saving the world, we’re doing a show.’ But in that moment it seemed so important.”

She added: “So I just wanted to share it. Initially I was like, ’um get out of the dressing room’, and then I kind of got used to him (Baker) being there.

“I think through the film you see me get more relaxed with the camera crew being there and more relaxed because I actually managed to get the show back and running.”

Minogue was forced to cancel the Australian leg of the tour on May 17, 2005 after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

She introduced the film last night as the story of her recovery and return to the stage.

The film opened with her saying she had looked forward to her comeback from the time she was lying in her hospital bed.

As she told the audience: “This started as quite a humble little project and in many ways it still is.

Giggling she said: “It’s got shonky camera work but you get the gist.

“Don’t think we’re totally barking mad by the end of it.”

The 39-year-old star has beaten breast cancer and releases her new album, X, on November 26.

The single 2 Hearts comes out on November 12.

Last week she picked up the Idol accolade at the Q Awards for a career spanning three decades and more than 40 million global album sales.

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