Michael Flatley has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.
His team have asked for prayers and well wishes as they confirmed he had undergone surgery for the condition.
Michael Flatley’s team shared a statement on his social media channels: "Dear friends, we have something personal to share.
"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.
"No further comments will be made at this time.
"We ask only for your prayers and well wishes.
"Thank you. TeamLord."
Riverdance, the magnificently choreographed seven minute interval act at the 1994 Eurovision hosted at The Point, Dublin, capitulated Michael Flatley into the world’s spotlight, making him fabulously rich and famous.
After he split from Riverdance in 1996, Michael created his own dance shows. The Broadway shows played to a staggering 60 million people in 60 countries.
Recently, he starred in the movie ‘Blackbird’, a spy thriller, which he wrote and directed.
He also recently paid a visit to Cork Penny Dinners on Christmas eve to make a donation to the charity.