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Nile Rodgers Talks Beating Cancer & Writing 'Get Lucky' With Daft Punk During Glastonbury Set

Nile Rodgers on stage at Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
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Nile Rodgers on stage at Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset. 

Nile Rodgers delivered an emotional, impromptu speech during his set at Glastonbury on Sunday, opening up about his cancer diagnosis from six years ago.

"My doctors told me I was suffering from extremely aggressive cancer and that I needed to go home and get my affairs in order... Well, I happened to get a phone call from two French guys called Daft Punk and a gentleman named Pharrell Williams and we got together and wrote this song called 'Get Lucky.'"

He continued: "And I feel like the luckiest man in the world tonight because six years after that doctor told me to go home and get my affairs in order, today, six years later, I am cancer-free!"

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