Just a minute with pop star Kylie Minogue

Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:36pm EST
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By Jill Serjeant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Australian pop star Kylie Minogue has made a full-scale comeback after a serious bout of breast cancer in 2005.

With a new studio album "X," riding the charts in Europe and Australia, a European tour starting in Paris in May, two Brit award music nominations and a new waxwork likeness at London's Madame Tussauds, Minogue, 39, says her career is far from over.

The soap actress turned pop star and sex symbol spoke to Reuters about her hopes for the future, and how she will always be a showgirl at heart.

Q: You have come back with a vengeance after breast cancer. A lot of people who have been through what you have, may have thought it was time to change their life.

A: "Quite simply, you are forced to evaluate your life and what you do with it. You do tend to hear more about stories where people have said 'That's it. I'm going to go in a completely different direction.' And I think I would have had a valid excuse. But no, not me. I'm not finished."

Q: You already have fame, wealth and success. What more do you want to do?

A: "I get joy out of what I do. I am completely unqualified to do anything else and this is part of my life. It's always hard for anyone in public life to have those who are not (in the public eye) comprehend it. Fame and celebrity can be challenging. So having found my methods to try and cope with that, I'm ready to go on."

Q: What are your coping methods?   Continued...

<p>Kylie Minogue performs on stage during Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo December 11, 2007. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins</p>