Iconic pop star Janet Jackson, 49, announced on December 24 that she needed to postpone her tour for surgery, and on January 5 reports came out saying that doctors may have actually found a potentially cancerous growth on her vocal chords.

“Doctors found a growth on Janet’s vocal cords that could be serious,” a source close to the queen of pop said. “It’s a medical condition that has to be taken care of immediately.” If this is true, Dr. Stuart Fischer said it could mean the end of Janet’s illustrious career. “Surgery would be very complex, and followed by months of radiation treatment,” he said.  Hollywoodlife