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No Games appearance, says Kylie
Kylie Minogue
Minogue had a lump removed from her breast in May
Kylie Minogue's management have denied reports the singer is to perform at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

"Any suggestions Kylie is to appear in any part of the Commonwealth Games are erroneous and misleading," said her Australian promoter Michael Gudinski.

The singer cancelled the Australian leg of her Showgirl tour in May when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Tuesday's newspapers picture Minogue in Paris wearing a headscarf, possibly to conceal the effects of chemotherapy.

They report she is receiving treatment at the Gustave-Roussy Institute while staying with her partner, French actor Olivier Martinez.

Minogue, 37, had a lump removed from her breast at Melbourne's St Frances Xavier Cabrini Hospital in May.

'First priority'

"Once the doctors give Kylie the 'all clear', her first priority will be to bring the Showgirl tour to Australian fans as promised," said her manager Terry Blamey.

"Making up stories about her performing elsewhere shows scant regard for the feelings of those fans as much as for the truth."

Kylie's management said tickets for her Australian concerts remain valid, but that they have no news on when the tour will be rescheduled.

"We could pull a date out of the air but that's not fair on Kylie or her fans," said Mr Gudinski.

"Kylie's going to come back better than ever and we thank you for giving her the time she needs to recover."


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