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Minogue announces Australian tour
Photo of Kylie Minogue - credit Olivier Martinez/Darenote Ltd/Kylie.com
Kylie Minogue appeared on stage in London earlier this month

Pop star Kylie Minogue is to begin her postponed Australian Showgirl tour in November following her recovery from breast cancer surgery.

"Obviously she has still got a few mountains to climb," said Australian concert promoter Michael Gudinski.

"But we are very confident that the tour will be going ahead in November," he added.

Minogue was due to start the Australian leg of her world tour in May 2005 when she was diagnosed with cancer.

The singer had then planned to tour Asia but no announcement has been made about any other possible tour dates.

Resting time

Mr Gudinski said the tour has been renamed the Showgirl Homecoming tour and will be spread out over a longer time to ease the pressure on Minogue.

"She is still getting tired on the odd day, but she looked fit as a fiddle," said Mr Gudinski, who is also a long-term friend of Minogue.

"I spent the weekend with Kylie. She's looking great. She's definitely through the worst of everything," he added.

He said the singer had been working on some new songs.

"You can't keep Kylie down. She's actually recording in the studio and working on songs as we speak."

Minogue made her first stage appearance earlier this month since her diagnosis, joining younger sister Dannii at London's GAY.

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