Pop Star's Second Battle With Breast Cancer Forces Her to Cancel World Tour

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anastacia in concertInternationally successful pop star Anastacia, who you may recall battled breast cancer back in 2003, delivered some heart-wrenching news to the world today ... She has been diagnosed with the disease for the second time, and as a result, she has had to cancel her European tour, which had been scheduled to kick off April 6 in London. So sad.

It's clear she's shaken up by the news -- and also by the idea of having to bail on her fans. She released a statement noting, "I feel so awful to be letting down all my amazing fans who were looking forward to It's A Man's World Tour. It just breaks my heart to disappoint them." Still, taking care of herself has to be her priority now. Especially because battling breast cancer must be even more trying the second time around.

As strong as she's proven herself to be and as determined as she is to live by her motto "Don't ever let cancer get the best of you," this news had to have felt utterly devastating. After beating the disease the first time around, I'm sure she's never fully escaped the thought of recurrence. It's a fear that haunts all cancer survivors. But to now actually have to contend with it, as a reality, it's got to be unbelievably hard.

Still, you've gotta admire just how positive and strong Anastacia sounds. Her statement went on to note that she's "a born survivor" and her "one goal ... is to make a full recovery with the support of her family, friends, and everyone around her." I don't doubt that is completely possible, and that she'll be surrounded by loved ones cheering for her every step of the way. After all, if you've beat it once, you already know you have it in you to do it again.

How do you feel about this news?


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