Dolly Parton says there is ‘no truth’ in cancer rumours
The music legend has assured fans she does not have stomach cancer.
The 69-year-old country music legend recently spoke out to quash rumours circulating about her health.
“It is true that I had kidney stones,” she said in a statement.
“I had them removed three weeks ago and I am doing just fine!”
“There is absolutely no truth at all that I have stomach cancer,” she added.
“I love and appreciate everyone’s concern.”
Rumours about the star’s health began after she had to cancel a number of appearances and was subsequently taken into hospital for treatment.
However, the multi-award winning singer said she was she was starting work again this week – and had never felt better.
Parton – who has previously voiced her strong support for same-sex marriage – has previously said she will always “completely love and accept” her gay fans.
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“I’ve struggled enough in my life to be appreciated and understood,” she said.
“I’ve had to go against all kinds of people through the years just to be myself. I think everybody should be allowed to be who they are, and to love who they love.
The star – whose gay icon status was cemented when she appeared in 9 to 5 opposite Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin – has become a popular target for female impersonators and drag artists.
Addressing the boom in queens modelling themselves on her peroxide blonde hair and eye-catching make-up, she said: “Be totally accepting.”
“I have a huge gay following and there’s a lot of Dolly drag queens out there, and I’m always flattered by that.”
Back in 2012, Parton dispelled any rumours that she herself was gay.