Nile Rogers shared some very good news with fans during Chic’s performance at Glastonbury Festival this year.
Nile Rogers and fellow Chic band members rocked the Pyramid Stage on Sunday with their up-beat and funky set. The performance also included a version of ‘Let’s Dance’ that Nile Rogers and, the late, David Bowie collaborated on.
Prior to playing ‘Get Lucky’ that he wrote with French artists Daft Punk, Rogers spoke to the crowd about his previous performance at Glastonbury six years ago. He revealed that at that time he was told that he had an ‘aggressive’ form of cancer. After receiving the news, Rogers was told to ‘go home and get his affairs in order’.
When speaking to the crowd, Rogers said “So, I went home and I did a little thinking, and I thought to myself: well, I’m a musician – if I’m going to get my affairs in order, what exactly would that mean to me? I happened to get a phone call from two French guys called Daft Punk and a gentleman named Pharrell Williams. And we got together and we wrote this song called ‘Get Lucky’.”
Rogers continued by saying “And I feel like the luckiest man in the world tonight, because six years after that doctor told me to get my affairs in order, today, six years later, I am cancer-free!”.
Watch Nile Rogers’ moving speech below:
— BBC Two (@BBCTwo) June 25, 2017