Janet Jackson has issued a statement denying rumours that she has throat cancer.
Earlier this week Jackson revealed she has had to undergo surgery on her vocal cords, prompting one US publication to report that doctors had found a growth and that her family were “terrified” as they awaited test results.
The information, provided to Radar Online by an unnamed source, has now been refuted by Jackson who quoted her own song ‘The Great Forever’ as part of the denial on social media.
Jackson responded by quoting ‘The Great Forever’ on social media. Lyrics to the song include the line, “Sources say but where ya gettin’ it? Don’t create the truth you like.” The song is taken from Jackson’s 2015 album ‘Unbreakable’
From my lips…https://t.co/0fQjkej5lY
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) January 7, 2016
In a statement, Jackson added: “The rumours 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.”
Jackson’s sugery came after she was forced to postpone a series of US tour dates in 2015. An upcoming UK tour, which begins in March and includes gigs in Birmingham, Glasgow and London are still scheduled to go ahead.
Janet Jackson will play the following live dates:
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (March 30)
London, O2 Arena (March 31)
Glasgow, SSE Hydro (April 4)
Manchester, Arena (April 5)