Janet Jackson took to social media yesterday to address the ongoing rumors that she could possibly have throat cancer after being forced to cancel a number of concerts due to an unspecified health issue.
In a short message posted across her various networks, the 49-year-old singer assured fans that the cancer speculation is untrue:
The rampant rumors as to the status of Jackson’s health began last month when she announced via Twitter that she would have to postpone a number of upcoming dates on her Unbreakable tour to undergo surgery as advised by her doctors.
“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 will be no further comment.”
Fans were left to speculate until earlier this week when word began to spread that she was undergoing tests for a possible cancerous growth found on her vocal chords. Initially, Jackson’s camp planned to ignore the fast spreading rumor but a number of media outlets picked up the story and Team Janet felt it best to issue a statement announcing to fans that Janet herself would break her silence to put fans at ease.
“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,” said the statement in part.
The “No Sleep” singer issued her message and assured fans that she’d be back to her tour soon before adding, “Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time.”
Jackson’s Unbreakable tour is currently scheduled to resume March 26 in Birmingham, England at the Barclaycard Arena..