Kylie Minogue's lover urged her to undergo health tests after she fell ill on a plane last week.A source told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "She was cold and complained of feeling unwell." Yesterday (17-05-05) the 36-year-old star, who has had regular check-ups for the disease since her father beat prostate cancer two years ago, confirmed she was in the early stages of breast cancer and vowed to conquer the disease.According to Britain's The Sun newspaper, she told her family: "I am fighter and I will beat this."As soon as she was diagnosed, Kylie broke the news to French actor Olivier before meeting 'Grease' star and breast cancer survivor Olivia Newton John, for lunch.Handsome Olivier, who has been dating the star for two years, has put his Hollywood career on hold to help his girlfriend battle the illness.He told her: "This is our fight I am not going anywhere I'm here for you now and nothing else matters Just get well".
Meanwhile, Oliver's father has revealed his son's reaction to the shocking news as the diminutive star prepared to start her treatment at a Melbourne hospital.
Robert Martinez told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "He was devastated but he knows the only important thing is to see her well".
The petite star discovered she had the potentially fatal illness while taking a rare holiday with her family in her Australian homeland.
She is to undergo immediate treatment today (18-05-05) - forcing her to postpone the last 20 dates of her tour, which was set to begin on Thursday.
She said in a statement: "I was so looking forward to bringing the 'Showgirl' tour to Australia and am sorry to disappoint my fans.
"Hopefully all will work out fine and I'll be back with you all again soon".
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