On Monday, it was reported that Janet Jackson's upcoming throat surgery may be due to a potentially cancerous tumor that was allegedly discovered on the singer's throat. Say it ain't so!
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A source told RadarOnline:
"Doctors found a growth on Janet's vocal cords that could be serious. It's a medical condition that has to be taken care of immediately."
Well if this proves to be true, we have a feeling Michael Jackson's sis won't be kicking of the 2016 leg of her Unbreakable world tour on January 9.
To make matters worse, if this growth is in fact cancerous, the Grammy winner's career could essentially be over. Tragic!
A specialist named Dr. Stuart Fischer added:
"God forbid that this should be cancer of the larynx. That would abruptly end her ability to ever perform again."
Good lord. Apparently, the surgery and recovery process is pretty brutal. The doc noted that patients who have surgery for cancer of the larynx often walk away needing an artificial voice box to speak. Oof!
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"Singing would be impossible. Surgery would be very complex, and followed by months of radiation treatment."
Still, it seems Miz Jackson is remaining optimistic regarding her health scare. The source concluded:
"Janet said she knows that with prayers and her will, she'll be back out on the road in the spring or early summer."
Well that's good to hear. We're wishing the Rhythm Nation singer only the best as she takes on this stressful health situation. Feel better, girl!
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