After canceling a performance at The Festival of Praise in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in April, gospel superstar Donnie McClurkin is addressing reports concerning his health, revealing that he underwent vocal cord surgery while stressing he does not have cancer.
The minister took to Facebook Live to update fans and followers on the state of his health, saying a “situation with my vocal cords” caused him to undergo surgery to remove precancerous tissue from the area.
“I want to take away the drama. It is not throat cancer…it is precancerous scar tissue, the beginning stages. They want to make sure that it’s not cancerous, so we want to do tests. So, keep me in your prayers.”
Listen to McClurkin discuss the matter below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.