Michael Jackson denies skin cancer reports

Michael Jackson's spokesperson, Dr Tohme Tohme, has slammed reports that the pop superstar is battling skin cancer, insisting the singer is "in the best of health".

Michael Jackson's spokesperson, Dr Tohme Tohme, has slammed reports that the pop superstar is battling skin cancer, insisting the singer is "in the best of health".

Britain's The Sun newspaper claimed on Saturday the 50-year-old Thriller hitmaker was recently diagnosed after doctors spotted signs of cancer on his neck and pre-cancerous cells on his face.

A source told the publication: "Michael's test showed spots of skin cancer on his body, and cells which could turn to skin cancer on his face. He was at first very concerned, but says he has been assured by the doctors that they can treat this and he will recover."

The report went on to suggest Jackson would be fit to perform his coming comeback concerts in London, which begin in July.

But Dr Tohme insists the report "is not true".

A spokesperson for AEG, which is overseeing Jackson's UK shows, adds: "The concerts are going to be absolutely amazing. We have no doubts over hi s health."

The self-proclaimed King of Pop has fought a series of skin conditions and was diagnosed with vitiligo more than 20 years ago. It affects skin pigmentation and is responsible for the singer's pale look. - Wenn

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