KYLIE Minogue, who is continuing her recovery after her battle with breast cancer, cannot wait to have children with her lover, Olivier Martinez.
And the pop princess hopes a revolutionary operation can make her dream come true.
Kylie, who describes Martinez as "amazing" and credits him with helping pull her through her cancer fight, says that while she is not desperate to marry, she wants babies.
"I would love some children," she says. "We'll have to wait and see."
Kylie was warned that chemotherapy would harm her chances of a natural pregnancy. So slivers of her ovaries were taken out and frozen to be reimplanted over the next few years in the hope they will release eggs.
The technique has led to two successful pregnancies in only a handful of trials.
Kylie, 38, says Martinez and his family, along with her mother, Carol, were her "strength" and "saviours".
"(They) kept me strong, they kept me going," Kylie says.
She admits she upset her Melbourne parents by choosing to have chemotherapy in Paris, where Martinez lives.
"I couldn't imagine what it was like for my parents," Kylie says. "It was like you're a child, a helpless child, again.
"But they, and Olivier and his family, were incredible."
The singer-actor completed chemotherapy in December, but her treatment continues towards a full recovery. She is scheduled to resume her Showgirl tour in Australia in November.
In an interview to be screened on Channel 9 tomorrow night, Kylie describes her gratitude to her fans.
"I got letters from women who have been through breast cancer – some from women who were diagnosed after me," she says.
"Someone's grandma said a prayer at their local service.
"All of that really meant something, it really did. So a big, big thank you to all those people.
"I want to thank all the people who really might have thought that what they did was very small, but they all add up and even the smallest thing makes a difference in how you're feeling and your road to recovery."
Her message to others with breast cancer is: "You can get through it. You can."
She says: "There'll be people who will see this, be watching this now, going through it. As we speak, there'll be X amount of women being diagnosed."
She is continuing treatment.
"I'm still going through it," she says. "It's not like, 'Hey, it's all over'.
"I've finished the main treatments. I still have check-ups and so on. It's great not to be in the hospital."
Of the treatment, she says: "I don't want to go into the doom and gloom of it. It's really hard for me to express how I felt or even the chain of events."
Kylie says she wants to return to acting – in a stage musical.
"More than ever, I realise that's what I do, what inspires me. More than ever, I need to be on stage," she says.
"It seems most people come out the other end feeling more like themselves than ever. I'm like, `Yeah, put diamonds on . . . I'll have a glass of wine'."Source