After months of canceling and rescheduling concerts, Janet Jackson is now said to be undergoing test for throat cancer.

Jackson, 49, canceled most of her tour saying that she had to undergo surgery. But now reports are surfacing saying that doctors have ordered tests for what could be a career ending form of larynx cancer.


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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. 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: “Janet said she knows that with prayers and her will, she’ll be back out on the road in the spring or early summer.” h/t blackdoctor

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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.”