American singer-songwriter Janet Jackson has clarified that she does not have cancer. Responding to rumours about the pop star undergoing surgery for throat cancer, the 49-year-old took to Twitter and posted her song The Great Forever.

The video concludes with the words: "Remember ...believe it when you hear it from my lips. The rumours are untrue. I do not have cancer. I am recovering. My doctors have approved my concert as scheduled in Europe, and as I promised, the postponed shows will be rescheduled. Thank you for your prayers and love."

Reports of the songstress dealing with cancer appeared after she announced on social media in December that she would postpone several 2016 dates on her Unbreakable world tour as she had been advised to have a surgery.

At the time, she told fans that she would soon return on stage. "I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon. It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring," she had said on Twitter.

"Every date will be rescheduled. 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," she wrote.