R&B singer-songwriter Toni Braxton has not been diagnosed with breast cancer, despite published reports stating the contrary.
Braxton issued the following statement on Tuesday to “Access Hollywood”:
“There has been a rumor circulating that I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. After feeling something uncomfortable in my left breast, I went in for a screening. I was very fortunate that they did not find anything and I am in great health. However, I encourage women to take their annual tests and suggested precautions to prevent this disease that continues to affect so many women.”
Braxton, 39, is a six-time Grammy award winner who has sold over 40 million albums worldwide. She also performed in the leading roles in Broadway’s “Beauty & the Beast” and “Aida.”
The mother of two can currently be seen five nights a week in her own Las Vegas show, “Toni Braxton: Revealed,” at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino.