Janet Jackson Issues a Strong Statement: 'I Do Not Have Cancer'

After postponing her comeback tour, UNBREAKABLE, to undergo surgery, Janet Jackson is clearing up rumors that she was stricken with throat cancer.


Jackson announced in late December that U.S. tour dates would be rescheduled due to surgery, forcing ticket holders to scream internally and hope it wasn’t something serious. It didn’t take long for news outlets to speculate and report via “sources” that Janet was rumored to have throat cancer—from the ever trustworthy Radar to even Yahoo.

Janet denied the claim in a post on Instagram, writing: “The rumors are untrue. I do not have cancer.”


The statement remained vague about what type of recovery she’s currently in, though Janet reassured fans that UNBREAKABLE will continue in Europe and so on, which means my tickets for her Barclay Center show are still in play.

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Whatever she has, it must be real Nasty. I’m sorry Miss Jackson, and hope you feel better soon. I am for real.