‘That’s So Raven’ Star Kyle Massey aka Cory Baxter Puts Widespread Cancer Rumors To Rest

July 16, 2013  |  

Hey, remember him? If not, that’s former Disney star Kyle Massey. He played Cory Baxter on Disney’s hit television show, That’s So Raven. If your memory is a bit fuzzy, Cory was Raven’s adorable, witty and mischievous younger brother. When the show finally ended in 2007, the Atlanta native was given his own spin-off show, Cory in the House, which ran from 2007 through 2008. In more recent news, the 21-year-old former child star appeared as a contestant on the 11th season of Dancing with the Stars, which aired back in 2010.

Not long after the George Zimmerman acquittal was announced, the Twitter-verse lit up with a terrible rumor that the actor was dying of cancer. A rep on behalf of Kyle recently came forward to lay the rumors to rest. It was also revealed that the actor was very hurt by allegations.

“We are not sure where this rumor started, but we would like to put a stop to it immediately. This is a very serious disease and he’s upset that someone would make light of such a serious subject. He has been affected personally from the disease as he has had family members who have passed away from cancer,” Kyle’s spokesperson told Just Jared.

Kyle also addressed the rumors in a personal statement.


Over night it was trending on Twitter that I am dying of cancer. I want to say first, “I do not have cancer” and I don’t know where this inconsiderate and insensitive rumor originated from. Cancer is a disease that is very personal to me and my family. I have had 2 uncles and a very dear friend who passed away in the last two years from cancer and my Granddad currently has prostate cancer and my Grandmother is currently in a nursing home because of Alzheimer’s Disease…So, making light of any illnesses that a person has no control over getting is not something to joke about or make light of!

My team and I are making every attempt to find out the original source of this story because it’s just not cool.

I support Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles through Disney Channel and Britti Cares International in support of children with various diseases and illnesses and donate my time with pride and dignity.

This hoax is just plain classless! Especially in light of the various tragedies happening this weekend and the Trayvon Martin verdict.


Kyle Massey”

We’re so relieved to hear that the rumors were false!


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