Nile Rodgers Announces He’s Once Again Cancer Free

Nile Rodgers
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– Nile Rodgers
Nile Rodgers and Chic perform during Rock In Rio at Rock City in Rio de Janeiro Sept. 17.

Nearly seven years after Nile Rodgers revealed he had undergone radical surgery to fight an aggressive form of cancer, the musician/composer/producer announced today that he underwent cancer surgery in early November and his “prognosis is 100% recovery.”

The Chic lead guitarist/co-founder shared the news in a lengthy blog post and video on his website
Rodgers explained that after a brief stay in the hospital earlier this year to treat E.coli his doctors discovered he had a growth on his right kidney that turned out to be “two different cancers within one mass.”
“Unlike my reaction to my first Big-C diagnosis seven years ago, I was more relaxed, analytic and calm,” Rodgers wrote. “I was surrounded by professionalism and empathy which gave me a surprising sense of inner peace. After the doctors told me, ‘We believe it’s cancer,’ I did a lot of gigging and a lot of flying: Two countries in South America, Dubai, Japan, Ireland, Liverpool, London and we ended our last round of this year’s gigs in Brooklyn, N.Y.”
The day after the Nov. 2 concert at Brooklyn Bowl, Rodgers had surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. He writes, “My prognosis is 100% recovery. (You can start dancing, singing and cheering now!)”
Rodgers promised that big things are in the works – “beyond any of my wildest dreams.” He told fans to stay tuned because he’ll be discussing the plans in his soon-to-be-released next blog.