*file photos* JACKSON IN SKIN CANCER BATTLE?... - Monday 27th April 2009

*file photos* JACKSON IN SKIN CANCER BATTLE? MICHAEL JACKSON is secretly battling skin cancer, according to new British tabloid reports. The Sun newspaper claims 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. Reports suggest the condition is treatable and Jackson will be fit to perform his upcoming comeback concerts in London, which begin in July (09). The self-proclaimed King of Pop has fought a series of skin conditions and was diagnosed with vitiligo over 20 years ago. The disease affects skin pigmentation and is responsible for the singer's pale look. A source tells the tabloid, Michael’s test showed spots of skin cancer on his body, and cell 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. Michael is really looking forward to his concerts and is determined to wow his fans at each and every gig. He said he’s insisted that any treatment must fit around the concerts, and the show will go on. Jackson has been spotted making regular visits to a dermatologist in Beverly Hills, and last month (Apr09) he showed up at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, which, according to The Sun, has a specialist lab to test for skin cancer. (KL/WNTMA&WNTSU/KL) Michael Jackson goes shopping at Ed Hardy with his children while wearing a white face mask and black hat Los Angeles, California - 27.04.09 (1 image)

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