Despite Twitter rumors to the contrary, Kyle Massey has not been diagnosed with cancer.
It is unclear how or why the false news began circulating, but a rep for the 21-year-old Dancing with the Stars alum confirms that the reports are untrue.
“We are not sure where this rumor started, but we would like to put a stop to it immediately,” his rep tells JustJared.com. “This is a very serious disease and he’s upset that someone would make light of such a serious subject. He has been affected personally from the disease as he has had family members who have passed away from cancer.”
Click inside to read Kyle’s personal statement…
Over night it was trending on Twitter that I am dying of cancer. I want to say first, “I do not have cancer” and I don’t know where this inconsiderate and insensitive rumor originated from. Cancer is a disease that is very personal to me and my family. I have had 2 uncles and a very dear friend who passed away in the last two years from cancer and my Granddad currently has prostate cancer and my Grandmother is currently in a nursing home because of Alzheimer’s Disease…So, making light of any illnesses that a person has no control over getting is not something to joke about or make light of!
My team and I are making every attempt to find out the original source of this story because it’s just not cool.
I support Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles through Disney Channel and Britti Cares International in support of children with various diseases and illnesses and donate my time with pride and dignity.
This hoax is just plain classless! Especially in light of the various tragedies happening this weekend and the Trayvon Martin verdict.