Pop icon Janet Jackson is reportedly undergoing tests to confirm throat cancer. The 49-year-old Diva canceled dates on her world tour while she recovers from surgery to remove polyps on her vocal cords.
Tests will determine if the polyps are cancerous.
If Jackson is diagnosed with throat cancer, she will undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
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 to RadarOnline: “Janet said she knows that with prayers and her will, she’ll be back out on the road in the spring or early summer.”
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.
Speaking to the site, 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.”