Janet Jackson Did NOT Postpone Tour Due To “Cancerous Tumor,” Despite Report

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Janet Jackson Cancerous Tumor

By Shari Weiss


Janet Jackson Cancerous Tumor

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Janet Jackson did NOT postpone her tour due to a “cancerous tumor,” despite a report that shamefully regurgitates an already-debunked rumor. Gossip Cop can again help set the record straight.

As Gossip Cop reported, Jackson initially postponed her tour last December amid false speculation that she was secretly battling cancer. In early January, the singer herself debunked the allegation, saying point-blank in a video to fans, “The rumors are untrue. I do not have cancer.” But now that the concerts are delayed until 2017, OK! is floating the cancer possibility again.

In its new issue, which hit newsstands on Wednesday, the magazine actually has the gall to question whether Jackson was being truthful when she recently said she was taking time off to plan a family. “Janet’s tour cancellation could be covering up something more than a baby bump,” writes the magazine, which quotes a so-called “source” as saying, “There’s also buzz that this news has been contrived to hide poor ticket sales, or possibly something more serious, like a health scare.”

At that point, OK! brings up the false claim that Jackson previously put her tour on hold “so she could have a cancerous tumor removed,” an allegation first started by disreputable sister publication the National Enquirer. Adds the alleged tipster, “It’s a mystery, but don’t be shocked if word leaks that her pregnancy didn’t work out.”

Does OK! not realize how gross this is? To suggest A) that Jackson is purposefully lying about having cancer and B) would fake a pregnancy to cover it up is absolutely disgusting. Gossip Cop exclusively spoke with a rep for Jackson on Wednesday, and the star’s statement from January still holds true: She does not have cancer.

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