British singer-turned-DJ SONIQUE is battling breast cancer.
The former S'Express vocalist, who had a number one in the U.K. and U.S. with It Feels So Good in 2000, was diagnosed with the disease last week (09Jun09).
On Monday, she attended a clinic in London's Harley Street where she is due to have an operation to remove a lump from her breast.
Sonique - real name Sonia Clarke - began her career as a singer but later worked as a DJ. She won a Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist in 2001.
A spokesman for the star says, "I am sorry to say leading Brit singer and songwriter Sonique has breast cancer.
"Sonique is having her operation at the London Clinic, Harley Street. She is due to release her new single World of Change in July - all depends on her health at this present time."
Sonique is expected to spend ten days at the clinic recovering from the operation.