Nile Rodgers Talks Beating Cancer & Writing 'Get Lucky' With Daft Punk During Glastonbury Set
publish date: 2017-06-26
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!"