The former Disney Channel star and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestant was forced to address a widespread rumor that he’s dying from cancer. In a lengthy statement, Kyle reveals the truth.
Kyle Massey wants the world to know that, despite Twitter rumors which were trending worldwide over the weekend, he is not dying of cancer.
Kyle Massey Denies Cancer Rumor — ‘That’s So Raven’ Star Refutes Twitter Lie
The 21-year-old actor is healthy, but upset that anyone would start a rumor like this, considering his family’s history with the disease. Kyle released a lengthy statement to ET:
“Over night it was trending on Twitter that I am dying of cancer. I want to say first, ‘I do not have cancer,’ and I don’t know where this inconsiderate and insensitive rumor originated from. Cancer is a disease that is very personal to me and my family. I have had 2 uncles and a very dear friend who passed away in the last two years from cancer and my Granddad currently has prostate cancer and my Grandmother is currently in a nursing home because of Alzheimer’s Disease…So, making light of any illnesses that a person has no control over getting is not something to joke about or make light of! My team and I are making every attempt to find out the original source of this story because it’s just not cool. I support Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles through Disney Channel and Britti Cares International in support of children with various diseases and illnesses and donate my time with pride and dignity. This hoax is just plain classless! Especially in light of the various tragedies happening this weekend and the Trayvon Martin verdict.”
We’re certainly glad this claim ended up being a rumor.
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