Janet Jackson: 'I Do Not Have Cancer'

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Janet Jackson performs onstage during the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 

Janet Jackson does not have cancer.

On Wednesday, the singer addressed rumors that she had canceled recent tour dates due to throat cancer. She made the statement in a video posted to her Twitter account, starting 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."

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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."


Last month Jackson announced she was postponing her Unbreakable World Tour until the spring to undergo surgery. Following a number of cancelations previously, the tour had been scheduled to resume on Jan. 9. at Denver's Pepsi Center. It was 49-year-old pop icon's first tour since 2011. 

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Jackson's latest album, Unbreakable, recently topped the Billboard 200 chart, making her the third act to earn No. 1 albums in each of the last four decades.