Janet Jackson abruptly canceled dates on her Unbreakable World Tour last month, telling fans she needed to take time off to have surgery.
According to new reports Janet is currently undergoing tests for throat cancer.
via Yahoo News:
A source revealed: “Doctors found a growth on Janet’s vocal chords that could be serious.”
“It’s a medical condition that has to be taken care of immediately.”
In spite of the very serious health scare, Janet is said to be optimistic about hitting the road later on in the year, with the insider adding to RadarOnline: “Janet said she knows that with prayers and her will, she’ll be back out on the road in the spring or early summer.”
Janet previously postponed shows in October in order to rest her voice, and doctors have now sadly warned that if she is battling cancer then she might be left unable to sing.
Speaking to the site, Dr. Stuart Fischer explained: “God forbid that this should be cancer of the larynx. That would abruptly end her ability to ever perform again. Singing would be impossible.
“Surgery would be very complex, and followed by months of radiation treatment.”
Throw some prayers up for Janet.
Update: Janet does NOT have cancer. Read her official statement here.