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For years rumors have been circulating that famed actress Jasmine Guy has been suffering from lupus. After years and years of allowing the rumors to fester, the “A Different World” actress finally decided to address them in a Facebook post.

“Had a great birthday,” the 52-year-old wrote according to RumorFix. “I DON’T HAVE LUPUS. NEVER DID. DONT WORRY! Bad rumor.”

It’s unclear where the nasty rumor began, but we’re glad to hear she’s okay. She wouldn’t be the first celebrity to fall victim to such rumors. Just last summer we told you how upset “That’s So Raven” actor Kyle Massey was to learn that there were rumors circulating that he was dying from cancer.

“Over night it was trending on Twitter that I am dying of cancer,” Kyle said in a statement. “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!”

It’s unfortunate that people would resort to spreading such terrible rumors.

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