Christmas Eve didn't bring good tidings to everyone; indeed, Janet Jackson was heartbroken to tell her fans that her Unbreakable Tour would have to be postponed for a few months. However, things are not as bad as the rumours would have you believe, and the singer has officially negated reports that she is suffering from throat cancer.

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson says she doesn't have cancer

Members of her team took to Twitter to explain that, while Jackson wished to remain silent on the subject of her mysterious health condition, she felt she needed to explain to her fans that things were not as serious as they thought.

'It was Janet's wish not to make any further comments about her health, however, because of the great concern from around the world, Janet will be releasing a personal message shortly', representatives reported on her Twitter account.

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Sure enough, the pop icon released a lyric video of her song 'The Great Forever' featuring lines about frequent rumours and false reports in the press, with a message of her own tagged on to the end of it. 'Remember... believe it when you hear it from my lips. The rumors are untrue. I do not have cancer', she insisted. 'I'm recovering. My doctors 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.'

The furore surrounding her cancelled tour dates came after a message from the singer on her Twitter account on Christmas Eve revealing that she would have to reschedule the shows for the Spring due to having to undergo an unspecified surgery. 'Every date will be rescheduled', she told fans. 'Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced. Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time. There will be no further comment. I love you all so much and am ever grateful for your understanding and your love. Gon' b alright.'