Janet Jackson: 'I Do Not Have Cancer'

  • by: Alan Duke

Janet Jackson shared good news for fans who heard rumors she postponed her world tour because she had been diagnosed with throat cancer.

"Remember... believe it when you hear it from my lips," she said in a tweet posted Wednesday night, January 6, 2016. "The rumors are untrue. I do not have cancer. I'm recovering. My doctors have approved my concerts as scheduled in Europe, and as I promised, the postponed shows will be rescheduled. Thank you for your prayers and love."

The rumors started after Jackson, 49, abruptly announced in December she was postponing shows for several months because of surgery. She never revealed what kind of surgery.

"It was Janet's wish not to make any further comments about her health, however, because of the great concern from around the world, Janet will be releasing a personal message shortly," her "team" tweeted earlier Wednesday.

The tweet that followed said "From My Lips" and included a recording of her song "The Great Forever," followed by her written statement.


  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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