Riverdance star has undergone surgery and is in care of doctors, according to Instagram account

“Michael Flatley has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

He has undergone surgery and is in the care of an excellent team of doctors.”

Flatley rose to prominence after a seven-minute performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994

It went on to be expanded for his theatre show, Riverdance

It premiered at Point Theatre, Dublin, in 1996.

He went on to create stage shows including Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames and Celtic Tiger.

At the time, in the late 1990s, Flatley’s legs were insured for £25m.