Confessions of a Quackbuster

This blog deals with healthcare consumer protection, and is therefore about quackery, healthfraud, chiropractic, and other forms of so-Called "Alternative" Medicine (sCAM).

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Kylie denies holistic claim

Kylie denies holistic claim
The Age
October 23, 2005

KYLIE Minogue has urged fellow cancer sufferers to ignore suggestions that she has turned to alternative treatments to fight the disease.

In a statement issued yesterday, the singer's management said she was unhappy with suggestions that she was shunning mainstream medicine.

"Despite the wealth of rumours to the contrary, she is in good spirits and is as healthy as can be expected whilst undergoing her treatment regime in Paris," it read. "She has asked her fans please not to believe stories of dramatic weight loss and desperate searches for alternative therapy. Kylie has made it clear to her representatives that she doesn't want fellow sufferers to be misguided by the false stories regarding her condition and her choice of doctors."

Minogue is undergoing chemotherapy but has refuted reports she consulted a London-based holistic guru, Nish Joshi, who reportedly works with celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Ralph Fiennes.

Friends say she is receiving mainstream hospital treatment and following the advice of accredited cancer specialists. The singer was diagnosed with the early stages of breast cancer this year, and underwent surgery at Melbourne's Cabrini Hospital. She returned to Europe, where she is based with partner Olivier Martinez, for more treatment.

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