Messages of love and support have begun to pour in for Kylie Minogue, who yesterday (17MAY05) announced she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Among those paying tribute to the SPINNING AROUND star are former SPICE GIRL GERI HALLIWELL and Minogue's ex-boyfriend Jason Donovan, who dated the 36-year-old singer in the late 1980s after they starred in Australian soap NEIGHBOURS together.

Halliwell says, "Kylie is in my thoughts. I hope this encourages all women to get regular checks."

Donovan, currently starring in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on London's West End stage, adds, "My thoughts are with her and her family at this difficult time."

British record producer Pete Waterman, who launched Minogue's recording career back in the 1980s alongside partners MIKE STOCK and MATT AITKEN, says, "I am so shocked to hear this news, particularly since Mike Stock and I had a very poignant reunion with her at her recent Earl's Court gig (in London) where there were a lot of hugs and kisses.

"My very best wishes go to her, and of course her family, at this difficult time."

18/05/2005 02:42