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Kylie thanks fans at film launch
Kylie Minogue
Minogue arrived wearing a white dress encrusted with diamonds
Singer Kylie Minogue paid tribute to her fans as she attended the London premiere of a film about returning to the stage after battling breast cancer.

White Diamond, directed by her friend and stylist William Baker, goes behind the scenes of her Showgirl tour.

Minogue said the film was "a good way to thank the fans for their support and see where all their good wishes went".

The documentary had "shonky" camera work, she admitted, but still showed "the gist" of what went on backstage.

"This started as quite a humble little project, and in many ways it still is."

Minogue was joined at Tuesday's event in London's Leicester Square by her sister Dannii and actor Rupert Everett.

'Arse-fatiguing'

Shot between August 2006 and March 2007, White Diamond follows Minogue as she resurrects the Showgirl tour she was forced to abandon after her breast cancer diagnosis.

The film, which features an appearance by U2 singer Bono, is scheduled for a DVD release in December.

Kylie Minogue with fans
She signed autographs and spoke to reporters before the screening
The Times' Caitlin Moran described White Diamond "as a documentary made by a very discreet friend" that runs "an arse-fatiguing two hours".

The film, she wrote, "leaves you in no doubt that Kylie is a charming, merry, adorable disco mouse with a fabulous collection of shoes."

It has been a busy week for Minogue, who was in the West End on Monday as well at the opening night of the musical Rent.

The singer has recorded a series of different answer phone messages for use in the show, also directed by William Baker.

Minogue, who releases a new album next month, will soon be seen in an hour-long special on ITV1 as well as the Doctor Who Christmas special.

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