Janet Jackson Reportedly Undergoing Tests For Throat Cancer

Entertainment | 01/06/2016 | 10:00 AM EST

The singer's Unbreakable World Tour has been postponed until the spring

A new report from Radar Online claims Janet Jackson is set to undergo surgery to remove a tumor on her vocal cords that could be cancerous.


The story comes nearly two weeks after the singer was forced to postpone her Unbreakable World Tour until the spring due to an upcoming surgery. Jackson said she would be making no further comments and asked for prayers during this "difficult time."


It turns out the situation could be more serious than anyone imagined.


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"Doctors found a growth on Janet's vocal cords that could be serious," an alleged source told Radar Online. "It's a medical condition that has to be taken care of immediately."


The entertainment site also consulted with Dr. Stuart Fischer, who added, "God forbid that this should be cancer of the larynx. That would abruptly end her ability to ever perform again. [...] Surgery would be very complex, and followed by months of radiation treatment."


This is the second time Jackson has taken a medical break on this tour. Back in October, she was forced to reschedule several concert dates in order to give her voice a rest.


Jackson was scheduled to kick off the 2016 legs of her Unbreakable World Tour on Jan. 9.

 

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