NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Nile Rodgers, songwriter and co-founding member of Chic, revealed that he recently underwent successful cancer surgery.
In a series of intimate blog posts detailing his health, Rodgers recounts that after he was hospitalized in August for an E.coli infection, doctors discovered a growth on his right kidney that proved to be two different types of cancer in one mass.
Rodgers underwent surgery to address the illness and reports that he is now "100 percent recovery."
"Right after the show, I flew directly from Brooklyn to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. The following day I had surgery to remove the carcinogenic mass – and my prognosis is 100% recovery. (You can start dancing, singing and cheering now!)," he wrote on his blog.
Rodgers is no stranger to the battle against cancer and in 2011, he revealed that he had been diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer. The diagnosis prompted him to launch a blog about his experiences called "Walking on Planet C." In 2013, he announced that he'd been given the "all-clear" by his doctors.
"After the last seven years of amazing life, I would have never believed that my body would be invaded by another cancer. CANCER REALLY? I'm done. 2018 here I come!" he added.