Janet Jackson’s cancer rumors swirled online about her health on the heels of the singer canceling several concert dates due to illness. Jackson released a statement denying the health concerts, but didn’t elaborate on her condition, saying, “There will be no further comment,” according to US Magazine.
“The rumors are untrue. I do not have cancer. I am recovering,” Jackson said on Twitter, captioned “From my lips…” and set to her song “The Great Forever.” Janet added: “Thank you for your prayers and love.”
The singer announced in December that she would postpone several 2016 dates on her “Unbreakable” world tour, telling fans in a Twitter note that she had been advised to have surgery. “I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon,” she wrote. “It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring.”
There’s been speculation that Janet Jackson has cancer and was undergoing tests for a growth on her vocal chords that could be cancerous. The information was cited by an unnamed source, and other media outlets picked up the story.
The “No Sleeep” singer’s team decided to address the rumors, citing widespread concern for her health in a Twitter post on Wednesday. “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.”
Jackson, 49, told fans in December she’d be back onstage soon. “Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time,” she asked. Janet postponed several tour dates in October after being advised by doctors to rest her voice, saying she’d return to make up the concerts. The singer’s latest release, “Unbreakable,” is her seventh album to chart at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
There’s more evidence that Janet Jackson doesn’t have cancer. She did tell fans to only believe the rumors if you hear it from her lips. Most of her illnesses have come from exhaustion from being on tour.