- 03 Jan 18
The legendary Chic frontman and producer made the announcement to a London crowd as he and his band Chic saw in the New Year with a live concert broadcast on BBC One.
Speaking to the crowd, Rodgers said: "So, a little over seven years ago I was diagnosed with extremely aggressive cancer.
"And you will not believe this, but just two months ago I had yet another cancer operation."
This will come as no surprise to those who have followed Nile Rodgers for the last few months. The artist was hospitalised in Toronto back in August.
He continued: "I have never missed a show in my entire life.
"And I was so sick that I actually missed one show and my band went on show without me with Earth, Wind & Fire... it was amazing.
"I was that close to death, but I am standing here, with you, in London tonight. And they cut it out of my body and I am cancer-free."
Nile was first diagnosed with cancer back in 2010 and he has been outspoken about his battle with it ever since, talking about it regularly in concerts and documenting it on his candid 'Walking on Planet C' blog.
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) December 31, 2017