Cher has brushed off rumours a cancer diagnosis forced her to pull out of her Las Vegas shows earlier this month (08) - insisting she is fit and well.
The Believe singer, 62, cancelled two performances at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace - her final dates of the year - at the start of October (08).
Her publicist, Liz Rosenberg, quickly shot down reports that a serious ailment had stricken the star - only to prompt rumours she was privately dealing with cancer.
But Cher has laughed off the claims as another bizarre report by gossip-mongers - insisting she was unable to sing due to a sore throat.
She says, "My health is great but there's a wind thing that blows there (in Las Vegas) at different months and I have an allergy to it. If I had cancer everyone would know it. I wouldn't tell them, but somebody would. When you have those kind of things happen if you're famous you can't keep them a secret.
"(The reports) don't make me angry. People have been saying the weirdest things since I was a teenager."