Jackson responded to rumors that she had cancer on Wednesday through her Twitter account

By Naja Rayne
Updated January 07, 2016 12:00 AM
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Janet Jackson has hit back at false reports that she has throat cancer.

The music icon took to Twitter on Wednesday, officially shutting down the rumors and telling fans that her concert will continue. Jackson, 49, clarified her clean bill of health with a short video featuring her song “The Great Forever,” which ended with a brief note to fans.

“Remember believe it when you hear it from my lips. The rumors are untrue,” the message read. “I do not have cancer. I am recovering. My doctor’s have approved my concerts as scheduled in Europe, and as I promised the postponed shows will be rescheduled. Thank you for your prayers and love.”

On Dec. 25, Jackson announced that she was postponing her first tour in four years to have surgery. The singer didn’t specify what the surgery was for, but encouraged fans to “hold on to” their tickets and they would be honored in a “special way.”

Rescheduled concert dates have not yet been released.