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    Riverdance legend Michael Flatley has undergone surgery and revealed that he was was recently diagnosed with an "aggressive" type of cancer.

    The 64-year-old Irish-American dancer has confirmed that he is recovering from surgery that he was instructed to undergo after his diagnosis.

    Michael's team took to Instagram today to reveal that he was diagnosed with an unspecified type of cancer.

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    Sharing a black and white snap of the dance icon, TeamLord as they are known, penned a lengthy caption to update Michael's fans of his health.

    "Dear friends, we have something personal to share. Michael Flatley has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer," the caption began.

    It went on: "He has undergone surgery and is in the care of an excellent team of doctors.

    "No further comments will be made at this time. We ask only for your prayers and well wishes."

    Flocking to the comments section, fans of the iconic dancer were quick to flood his page with well wishes and love.

    One person penned: "Sending positive thoughts," while another said: "My heart bleeds. I love this man and have for many years. I wish him peace and tranquillity and a quick recovery."

    Further details surrounding his diagnosis are unclear at this time.

    Just two years ago Michael revealed that he was once treated for a malignant melanoma.

    The dancer received treatment for the skin condition in 2003.

    Speaking to The Irish Independent in June 2021, Michael spoke of his malignant melanoma.

    "I was diagnosed with skin cancer myself and it was a very scary time" he told the publication during a chat about cancer.

    "It was a malignant melanoma that I was diagnosed with. It was around 2003 and it was purely by chance that it was noticed," he went on.

    Being interviewed on MTV, a viewer actually spotted the "brown spot" on the side of Michael's face.

    He told the paper that they had advised him to go and have it looked at, which is when he was diagnosed.

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