His spokesman says report is 'not true'...
jason gregory
18:44 16th May 2009

Michael Jackson is not suffering from skin cancer or any other diseases, his spokesman has said.

A report in today’s Sun newspaper claimed the singer was diagnosed with skin cancer last month after a medical examination in Los Angeles.

But his spokesman, Dr Tohme Tohme, told the New York Daily News the report was “not true”.

He added: “He is great. He's in perfect health ... he doesn't have any diseases whatsoever."

Jackson is due to make his comeback this summer with a 50-night residency at London’s O2 Arena.

According to The Sun, doctors had identified spots of skin cancer on the singer’s upper body and pre-cancerous cells on his face.

The newspaper said Jackson, who is often pictured wearing a surgical mask, was to be treated by Cambridge-educated Dr Ralph Masse.

But the diagnosis would not affect Jackson’s comeback shows, the report added.

Dr Tohme Tohme said these claims were "no true".

Jackson, now 50, is due to begin is comeback shows in July and perform until next February.

The singer has not performed a full concert since he was cleared of child molestation charges in 2005.

His last full tour, entitled HIStory, took place in 1996 and '97.

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