Pop singer Anastacia has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The 29-year-old “One Day in Your Life” singer received the news after undergoing a biopsy in New York over the weekend.
“My doctor was insistent that I have a mammogram [during a routine checkup] even though it was not required,” Anastacia (born Anastacia Newkirk) said in a statement. “He saved my life! I appreciate all who are concerned, but please don’t worry. Either way I have no intention of letting this news get me down. I’m a fighter by nature, and nothing will ever change that.”
The Chicago-born singer, whose second album, Freak of Nature, was released last year, is still scheduled to shoot a video this week in New York for the song “Love Is a Crime.”
Anastacia also suffers from the painful genetic bowel disorder Crohn’s disease. She can currently be seen in a series of Dr. Pepper commercials with ’80s icon Cindy Lauper, and “Love Is a Crime” is featured on the soundtrack to the Golden Globe-winning movie musical “Chicago.”