‘Riverdance’ Star Michael Flatley Reveals ‘Aggressive’ Cancer

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA:  Founder of Irish company Lord of the Dance, Michael Flatley, addresses a press conference 28 June 204 in Johannesburg, following the murder of one of his company members, Daryl Kempster. Kempster was shot 26 June night as he was returning from the Civic Theatre to the nearby Parktonian Hotel in the business district of Johannesburg, where the cast and crew were staying.  . AFP PHOTO /Alexander Joe  (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “Lord of the Dance” Michael Flatley announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with an “aggressive” form of cancer.
  • The 64-year-old “Riverdance” icon made the diagnosis public on Instagram, where he revealed that he has undergone surgery.
  • “Dear friends, we have something personal to share, Michael Flatley has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer,” reads the statement.

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