Singer Janet Jackson has refuted reports that she is suffering from throat cancer.
The 49-year-old singer addressed the rumours that she had cancelled recent tour dates due to cancer, in a video statement posted on her Twitter page, reported the Billboard.
The video began first with a scrolling Star Wars-style text clip that first ran through the lyrics of her Unbreakable track “The Great Forever” with fitting lines such as, “Sources say but where ya gettin’ it / Don’t create the truth you like.”
Following, she wrote, “Remember … believe it when you hear it from my lips. 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.” She concluded the message, “Thank you for your prayers and love.”
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Last month, Jackson announced she was postponing her Unbreakable World Tour until the spring to undergo surgery.
Following a number of cancellations previously, the tour had been scheduled to resume on January 9 at Denver’s Pepsi Center. It was the pop icon’s first tour since 2011.
Jackson’s latest album, “Unbreakable”, recently topped the Billboard 200 chart, making her the third act to earn Number 1 albums in each of the last four decades.