LATEST: Soul singer Toni Braxton has hit back at U.S. tabloid reports she's battling breast cancer.
The Unbreak My Heart singer has issued a statement dismissing rumours that surfaced in the National Enquirer last week (ends24Aug07) and spread online.
Braxton writes, "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."
Braxton has chosen to take the high road on the hoax health crisis, hoping the shocking story will persuade women who have been holding off cancer checks to get serious about the disease.
She adds, "I encourage women to take their annual tests and suggested precautions to prevent this disease that continues to affect so many women."