Washington, Apr 07 : Aussie pop singer Kylie Minogue has revealed that her record label bosses advised her against revealing all about her breast cancer battle.
The pop queen said that her bosses at EMI and Parlophone asked her to refrain from disclosing the disease to her fans and public - because they feared it would have a disastrous effect on her career.
However, Minogue decided to defy their advice in the hope of helping others get through their own distressing experiences.
"I'd be lying if I said all of my management were in agreement," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
"It's wonderful to know that in talking about it, I'm perhaps helping women, families and also some men with breast cancer," she added.
Minogue told fans she was suffering from cancer ahead of her 2005 ShowGirl tour, and was subsequently forced to postpone a string of dates to undergo treatment.
She was declared cancer-free in 2006.