Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers

He adds in a message posted on Facebook

Music veteran Nile Rodgers marked a major milestone on Sunday (17Aug14) as he celebrated 42 months cancer-free.

The star took to the stage at Britain's V Festival in Chelmsford, England on Sunday, and he shared his good news shortly before his set.

In a post on Twitter.com, he writes, "Every 6 months I have to get tested for cancer since being attacked. I'm 42 months clear... My cancer test came back all clear. Today's other gift's are Chic vfestival (sic)..".

However, Rodgers, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010 but given the all-clear a year later (11), admitted the news was bittersweet as his band's longtime guitar technician is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

He adds in a message posted on Facebook.com, "Yesterday I got my latest post-op cancer test, and my guitar tech Terry had 7 hours of chemo. Life is the gift, cancer is the thief... We all love you Terry and we'll fight this monster together brother!"