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    Michael Flatley is convinced his £25 million castle gave him cancer

    The 'Riverdance' performer, 65, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease 18 months ago, but is no longer in treatment after successful surgery, and has now revealed he blamed his lavish home for him contracting the disease due to its unsafe levels of toxic chemicals


    He told the Daily Mail: "I was one of the fittest people in Ireland. But when we moved back in I never felt right, and all of a sudden I got cancer.

    "All of a sudden I've developed asthma too. How did this happen? We must have been breathing in toxins. We were told to leave immediately and we've been living in hotels ever since."

    Michael is currently in a legal battle over his castle in Cork, Ireland, claiming there are unsafe levels of toxic chemical residue at the Castlehyde manor, including on the wall surfaces in the pool, spa and cinema areas.

    He4 and his family moved out of the 18th Century estate in 2016 after a fire and Michael has said he believes his health deteriorated after he moved back into the lavish property.

    He is now suing a renovation contractor and three insurance underwriters over alleged negligence, endangerment, misrepresentation and breach of duty and contract.

    All of the allegations are denied and the case is ongoing.

    Amid the ongoing legal fight, Michael is gearing up to tour the UK again this summer, for the first time since he retired in 2016.

    Michael believes he has been given a second chance after surviving cancer and was recently quoted by The Sun saying: "God gave me this little bit of talent to share with the world. He challenged me by knocking me off my high horse when I got fired from Riverdance and gave me the chance to come back and do it all again. My reward was my beautiful wife and son.

    "Who could have imagined an Irish jig would outsell the biggest rock bands in the world? I'm proud of that and all the dancers who give everything to help me achieve my dream."

    © 2024 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

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