Janet Jackson has denied she has cancer after rumors swirled online about her health.
Gossip regarding the singer’s health came after the 49-year-old cancelled several concert dates due to illness.
“The rumors are untrue. I do not have cancer. I am recovering,” Jackson said in a video released on Twitter, captioned “From my lips…” and set to her song “The Great Forever.”
“Thank you for your prayers and love.”
From my lips… https://t.co/0fQjkej5lY
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) January 7, 2016
It was in December Jackson announced she would postpone several 2016 dates on her “Unbreakable” world tour, telling fans in a Twitter post she had been advised to have surgery.
She wrote: “I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon. It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring.”
At the time she did not elaborate on her condition, but a RadarOnline.com article published this week speculated she was undergoing tests for a growth on her vocal chords that could be cancerous.
Her team then addressed the rumors and said: “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.”
Jackson told fans in December she’d be back onstage soon. “Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time,” she asked.