Kylie Minogue feels "like a cat with several lives"
The 43-year-old singer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and while she successfully fought the illness, the music star still feels "incredible anger" and possesses "moral and physical" scars from the traumatic life experience.
She said: "I feel like a cat, having had several lives. In my career as in my personal life, I made enough bad decisions to land me in deep water. Finally, I haven`t got out too badly.
"Over time, people have a tendency to forget about it.
"Not me. A day does not go by without me thinking about it. Just looking in a mirror is enough - the scars are moral and physical.
"There are days when I feel an incredible anger, others when I say that I was very lucky in my misfortune.
"I always try to present an optimistic picture. At first, I look very open, but basically, I`m pretty reserved. I knew I was strong, I was fortunate to be surrounded by people who really loved me."
Kylie - who split with Olivier Martinez in 2007 - is currently dating Spanish model Andres Velencoso and while the blonde beauty doesn`t believe marriage is "the be all and end all", she is "very much in love" with the 34-year-old hunk.
Speaking to Paris Match magazine, she added: "Love is hard work. I have never believed that marriage was the be all and end all.
"There are people who think that a beautiful story will last a lifetime. I tell myself it will last as long as it lasts, I`m less disappointed.
"I`m wiser, more tolerant, less demanding. I am very happy today because Andres totally respects who I am. If I`m looking resplendent or I wake up haggard, it is the same.
"And when I go into a spin for no reason, when I feel totally clueless, I ask myself a thousand questions, `Who I am, what I want, where I`m going?` He is there.
"I am cured and very much in love - it helps! Andres is handsome, friendly and also very easy going."