Michael Flatley: “I’m a fighter and I’m not giving up”

Michael Flatley and Niamh Flatley

Michael Flatley was in flying form when he walked the red carpet to celebrate 25 years of The Lord of the Dance.

It’s the most iconic stage show to come out of Ireland ever! Following the initial performance in The Point in 1996, the show has gone on to be seen by over 60 million people, across 60 different countries across the globe.

When VIP Magazine got to catch up with Michael on the red carpet, he was beaming from ear to ear.

“I’m feeling good. I’m feeling strong,” he tells us.

Michael Flatley with dancers at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre prior to the opening night celebrating 25 years of Lord of the Dance Pic: Brian McEvoy

“I’m still standing! I’m a fighter and I’m not giving up. I will beat this, absolutely.”

Earlier this year, Michael announced that he had been diagnosed with cancer.

His team released a short statement updating fans on his health and revealing he has already undergone surgery.

As their statement read: “Dear friends, we have something personal to share. Michael Flatley has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

Michael Flatley and Niamh Flatley

“He has undergone surgery and is in the care of an excellent team of doctors. No further comments will be made at this time. We ask only for your prayers and well wishes. Thank you. TeamLord.”

To read our full interview with Michael Flatley pick up the March issue of VIP Magazine.

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