Known for such Irish dance shows as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, Michael Flatley has been diagnosed with aggressive cancer. On Wednesday, his team announced that Flatley, 64, was recovering from surgery. Dear friends, we have something personal to share, Flatley’s representatives wrote along with a black-and-white picture of the Irish-American performer standing on a beach. Michael Flatley has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. He has undergone surgery and is being cared for by an excellent team of doctors. We would appreciate any prayers and well wishes you can provide at this time.
Michael Flatley’s team have revealed the star has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer that he is currently undergoing treatment for
Thoughts are with the Lord of The Dance at this tough time ☘️ pic.twitter.com/d5JLXM2TwR
— Today FM (@TodayFM) January 11, 2023
A 1994 intermission show at the Eurovision Song Contest in Ireland made Flatley a household name. “Riverdance,” a seven-minute show, received widespread acclaim, leading Flatley to produce the full-length version. He became one of the world’s highest-paid entertainers when he started Lord of the Dance after being fired over creative differences in 1995. He performed at the Academy Awards in 1997. The Irish dancer continued touring with different versions of his shows, eventually appearing on Dancing With the Stars in 2007 and serving as a guest judge in 2008.
So sad to see that Michael Flatley has Cancer.What a performer I have been lucky eough to see him dance a few times & the speed of his footwork took your breath away Lets hope he kicks this ?? pic.twitter.com/64ki96Ergs
— ❤ Chris ❤ (@ChrisHowley6) January 12, 2023
Lord of the Dance, Michael Flatley Has Been Diagnosed With Aggressive Cancer
Michael Flatley was diagnosed with an ‘aggressive’ form of cancer, he is best known for Riverdance. Michael Flatley has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, according to a post on his Instagram account. An excellent team of doctors is caring for him after he underwent surgery. Michael Flatley’s team asked people for their prayers and well wishes and posted a photo of him looking out to sea. In 1994, Michael Flatley gained national attention for his seven-minute performance at the Eurovision Song Contest. As a result, it was expanded for his theatre show, Riverdance, in which traditional Irish music was combined with dance. In 1996, it premiered at the Point Theatre in Dublin. Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames, and Celtic Tiger were some of the stage show he created. A record-breaking 21 consecutive shows were performed at Wembley Arena by Lord of the Dance. The legs of Flatley were insured for £25 million in the late 1990s.
After performing in Las Vegas on St Patrick’s Day in March 2017, the dancer retired due to injury. A 25th-anniversary tour by Lord of the Dance was organized in 2022 to raise funds for the humanitarian effort in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion. He had previously suffered from skin cancer after being diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 2003, after being spotted on MTV. His previous fundraising efforts have supported cancer charities. During his treatment for cancer, he told the Irish Independent: It was purely by chance that it was discovered. It can be a scary place, I had never even noticed it. His parents had emigrated to the US in 1947 from Ireland, where he was born in Chicago. A few years later, he joined the Irish folk group The Chieftains and took Irish dance lessons in the city. A spy thriller that was released in cinemas last year, Blackbird, was written, directed, financed, and starred by him since he retired.
Very sad to hear about Michael Flatley’s aggressive cancer diagnosis. Praying for a full recovery. pic.twitter.com/28cwlC7TiE
— Kris (@MamaBearKrissie) January 11, 2023
Agree completely. My prayers are with him and all those suffering from such an illness. ❤️
— Steve Grist (@Exiledbee) January 12, 2023
I’m sorry for you to tell me that ?he is a greatist show man I’ve every seen live on stage he’s shows are so full of great music dance singing all is shows are an amazing night out ?I can only hope he can beat this cancer and live on to do more of what he loves doing ?????
— mathewjon1 (@JohnRic14488372) January 12, 2023