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Janet Jackson sets the record straight on her health!

2016-01-07 13:54

New York - Janet Jackson says she's getting better and doesn't have cancer as speculation swirls over a mystery malady that led the pop superstar to suspend her world tour.

The 49-year-old singer on Christmas Eve announced that she was postponing an unspecified number of concerts as doctors told her she needed an operation "soon."

While she had insisted that she would not comment further, Jackson released a new message late on Wednesday to refute reports on her condition.

"The rumors are untrue. I do not have cancer," wrote Jackson, who still did not specify her ailment.

"I'm recovering. My doctors have approved my concerts as scheduled in Europe, and as I promised, the postponed shows will be rescheduled," she said, giving a clearer indication on when she will resume her tour.

From my lips...

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Jackson is due to open the European leg of her Unbreakable album's tour on 30 March in Birmingham, England.

She has more than two months of concerts scheduled before then around North America.

Jackson released the update on her health through social media in the form of a silent message on a black screen at the end of a two-minute video.

The clip begins with a snippet from her song The Great Forever off her latest album, in which she sings, "Not too pleased with what you're digging / I'm just busy living my life."

Jackson had temporarily retreated from the public eye after her brother Michael died in 2009 but returned two years later with a global tour.

Unbreakable, with a sound often eerily reminiscent of her late brother's, is her first album since the King of Pop's death.

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