Racing star Flavio Briatore is recovering from cancer after a malignant tumour was discovered on his kidney. The Formula 1 mogul claims the cancerous tumour was found when he went for a routine check in America in July (06). The former lover of model Heidi Klum is now recovering in South Tyrol, Italy, but the 56-year-old insists the frightening episode has given him a new lease of life. He tells Italian magazine A, "After the surgery, I was alone a lot and decided to spend more time with myself in the future. "We all feel immortal but actually we have to thank God every morning that we can shave."