Singer Marianne Faithfull has announced that not only has she made a complete recovery from breast cancer, but also wants to hit the road to resume a world tour that was originally scrapped in September.
In a statement, Faithful said her struggle with breast cancer “has been an extraordinary experience and, in many ways, extremely positive.” She continued by stating “I didn’t realize how many true friends I had. I feel so lucky and loved and thank everybody for all their good thoughts.”
The singer, who was an icon in music in the 1960s and had ties to Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, canceled tour dates in September after she was diagnosed by doctors with the early stages of breast cancer. However, a spokesman for the 59-year-old singer stated she had undergone surgery and was currently making “a rapid return to full health.”
“Marianne Faithfull has made such a successful recovery from breast cancer that doctors have given the go-ahead for her to resume touring commitments in spring next year,” he said.
The singer is currently planning to kickoff her new tour (which will include dates in Europe and North America) in Budapest, Hungary, in March.
Faithfull found success on the music charts with “As Tears Go By” and fame in the spotlight as Jagger’s girlfriend. She returned to the charts in 1979 (after a public battle with drug addiction) with the album ‘Broken English, and has also seen success in several film roles – including Sophia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette.”