Dolly Parton Dispels Rumors of Cancer Diagnosis

Country Music Icon Is "Just Fine" and "Back at Work"

Dolly Parton fans everywhere are breathing a huge sigh of relief now that the singer has cleared up rumors that she’s been diagnosed with stomach cancer.

In a statement on her website, the legend shoots down the gossip

“It is true that I had kidney stones,” she wrote. “I had them removed three weeks ago and I am doing just fine. I am back to work and, last week, I was at Dollywood filming parts for my new movie Coat of Many Colors which premieres Dec. 10 on NBC.

When Parton says she’s “back to work,” she means it.

“With the 30th Anniversary of Dollywood, I did a full week of activities promoting my new DreamMore Resort’s opening.”

So where did those cancer rumors originate? No one knows, but Parton ends the statement by saying, “There is absolutely no truth at all that I have stomach cancer. I love and appreciate everyone’s concern.”

Hey, we’re simply thrilled that all is well with you, Dolly. Just take it easy and try not to put in too much overtime in the weeks ahead.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.