Dolly Parton: I Do Not Have Stomach Cancer, But I Did Have Kidney Stones


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Dolly Parton wants her fans to know that all is well, and she does not have stomach cancer.

The National Enquirer published an article this week that claimed the country singer was rushed to the hospital with kidney stones, but that those were the least of her medical problems. The publication claimed that Parton is battling stomach cancer.

Parton confirmed that she did have kidney stones, but says the cancer part is baloney. She posted this on her official website:

“It is true that I had kidney stones. 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 December 10th on NBC. With the 30th Anniversary of Dollywood, I did a full week of activities promoting my new DreamMore Resort’s opening. There is absolutely no truth at all that I have stomach cancer. I love and appreciate everyone’s concern.”

Apparently, the 69-year-old Parton is as busy as ever.

From her website:

Just days after recovering from kidney stones, Dolly made her way to Dollywood to finish production of her new movie premiering December 10, 2015, on NBC. Dollywood was bustling with lights, cameras and lots of action. Between takes at the park, Dolly rushed back to her bus and headed off to Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort for interviews and press promotions related to the resort’s recent opening. When the set was ready back at Dollywood, Dolly hopped back on the bus and dashed back to the park to finish filming.

Through the hectic schedule, it was pretty much business as usual for an ever-busy Dolly. She handled it all with grace and poise and even managed to squeeze in time to send a surprise message to the University of Tennessee’s Pride of the Southland Marching Band thanking them for their halftime tribute to her.

So if you're a Dolly Parton fan, this should assuage your concerns.

Parton's new movie, Coat of Many Colors, premieres on December 10th on NBC.