Parton refutes stomach cancer rumor
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
– Rumors that Dolly Parton has stomach cancer are untrue, the singer said in a press release release today. Parton did acknowledge that she had kidney stones removed three weeks ago.
"There is absolutely no truth at all that I have stomach cancer. I love and appreciate everyone's concern," Parton said.
It was not clear where and when the stomach cancer rumors started.
"It is true that I had kidney stones," Parton said. "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. "
"With the 30th anniversary of Dollywood, I did a full week of activities promoting my new DreamMore Resort's opening."
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