Kylie Minogue has said she sometimes wonders what being a mother would be like, but has accepted that it will never happen.
The Australian pop star, 50, said her breast diagnosis in 2005 “changed everything” about the course of her life, and that she tries not to dwell on “regrets” outside of her successful music career.
Singer and actress Minogue, who was 36 when she was informed she had the disease, told Sunday Times Style she had learned to accept what happened and “get on with it”.
On the timing of the diagnosis and how it impacted potential parenthood, she said: “Realistically, you’re getting to the late side of things. And, while that wasn’t on my agenda at the time, it changed everything.
“I don’t want to dwell on it, obviously, but I wonder what that would have been like.”
She added: “Everyone will say there are options, but I don’t know. I’m 50 now, and I’m more at ease with my life.
“I can’t say there are no regrets, but it would be very hard for me to move on if I classed that as a regret, so I just have to be as philosophical about it as I can.”
Minogue also acknowledged previous “mistakes” in her love life.
Before her relationship with GQ creative director Paul Solomons, which she said “feels right”, Minogue dated French actor Olivier Martinez, British actor Joshua Sasse and the late INXS star Michael Hutchence.
She was engaged to Sasse, 31, until their split in 2017.
Minogue spoke to the magazine ahead of a big summer, during which she will perform at Glastonbury.
She will take to the stage in the Legend slot, 14 years after the breast cancer diagnosis forced her to pull out of her one previously planned appearance at the festival.
“I’m bound to cry – it’s going to happen,” she said of the gig.
“When I was meant to be there, I watched from Australia. I was dealing with much bigger things back then, but when I’m there it will take me back to when I wasn’t there. But I’ll work through that.”