This denial was prompted by a publication earlier this week, when a US media reported that “sources close to the singer” said doctors had found a growth on her vocal cords.
Jackson responded via her twitter page by quoting her song The Great Forever on social media: “Sources say but where ya gettin’ it? Don’t create the truth you like.”
She further stated that “the rumours are untrue. I do not have cancer.”
The singer announced just before the new year she would postpone several 2016 dates on her Unbreakable world tour, telling fans she had been advised to have surgery.
“I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon,” she wrote. “It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable tour until the spring.”
Jackson didn’t elaborate on her condition at the time, saying: “There will be no further comment.”